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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Vietnamese Cambie Restaurant

I drive by Vietnamese Cambie Restaurant all the time, and I've never thought about going there because of the name and look of the place. "Vietnamese" and it is written in plain white letters on a light green background. The incredible lack of originality in the name and logo made me expect a very average meal. I couldn't be more wrong. The food was great and here's some nice images for you:



House Combination
Beef Brochette, Chicken Brochette, Roll Dip, Steamed Crepes, Vermicelli, Salad


One of the Prawn/Shrimp lunch specials
Prawn Skewer, Shrimp on sugarcane, Roll Dip, Vermicelli, Salad


We were the only ones in there and we sat by the window.
I got the House Combination and my "special friend" Ann got one of the prawn/shrimp lunch specials. The food came pretty fast and it looked really good. The chicken and beef brochette were well-seasoned and enjoyable. The roll dip (aka spring roll) which was packed with meat was excellent. The steamed crepes were just okay. I love that classic vietnamese sauce, I don't know what it is called but it tastes good with everything. Ann said her meal was very good too. During our meal, a couple came in and asked why all the stores beside them are closed, the waiter replied that they are raising the rent and it's too expensive. I hope these guys stay in business because their food is very appetizing. I almost missed out on trying this great place if it weren't for the Entertainment book. It was about $11-12 for each plate, it's on the pricier end, but thats what the coupon was for, I'll try out some of the cheaper stuff another day.

5 Comments:

Anonymous ange said...

LOL, air quotes.

Nice, I'm getting hungry again!

1:34 AM

 
Blogger SaabKen said...

Glad to see they're still there, despite both Weng Weng and Baskin Robbins moved out. I ate there couple of years ago when they first started and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and courteous service (waitress kept calling me as "my friend"). I suspect the rent is being raised because of development/property speculations due to the upcoming RAV line. However if they stayed for the long haul they could be in for a business boon as there'll be an underground RAV station at King Edward, imagine the increases in pedestrian traffic.

8:33 AM

 
Blogger Ken said...

Haha saabken...that guy is hilarious. When we went in, we were being served by a shy asian woman, and everyone else that came in after that got the "..My Friend!!! You're back!!" treatment. He never spoke to us like that...when he gave us our food and our bill..he didn't say a word, but he was really chatty with everyone else.

1:58 PM

 
Blogger SaabKen said...

LOL. Maybe you'll have to tip more next time to get the "friendly" service ;-)

8:38 AM

 
Anonymous elaine said...

what? vietnamese cambie? where is that? (besides the fact that it's on cambie... which i thought i know inside out by now since i always drive by there too)

10:52 AM

 

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