Pho Thanh Long

I ended up going to eat pho at Thanh Long twice during my visit to Montreal.  The shop which is located next to the iconic Foufounes Électriques bar has been my go to place for as long as I remember.  

I ended up going to eat pho at Thanh Long twice during my visit to Montreal.  The shop which is located next to the iconic Foufounes Électriques bar has been my go to place for as long as I remember.  

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Hung Phat Banh Mi

I never ate a banh mi in Montreal before I left for Japan in 2008 but they seem to be every where now. I decided to skip the fashionable fusion banh mi places to eat the real thing at Hung Phat on St-Denis street just off Jean-Talon street.

I never ate a banh mi in Montreal before I left for Japan in 2008 but they seem to be every where now. I decided to skip the fashionable fusion banh mi places to eat the real thing at Hung Phat on St-Denis street just off Jean-Talon street.

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Koto Saigon

When I read about Koto Saigon restaurant before leaving for Vietnam I was sold to the idea of a restaurant helping disadvantaged kids get ahead, but once I got there I was convinced that the idea is a success.

When I read about Koto Saigon restaurant before leaving for Vietnam I was sold to the idea of a restaurant helping disadvantaged kids get ahead, but once I got there I was convinced that the idea is a success.

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Cha Ca La Vong: Fried Fish on Fish Street

In Vietnamese, cha ca means fried fish. So when I ended up at a place in Hanoi called Cha Ca on Cha Ca street, it felt just right. Yep, a fish restaurant on a fish street, it’s hard to get it wrong.

In Vietnamese, cha ca means fried fish. So when I ended up at a place in Hanoi called Cha Ca on Cha Ca street, it felt just right. Yep, a fish restaurant on a fish street, it’s hard to get it wrong.

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Banh Xeo 46A: Vietnamese Crepe Heaven in Saigon.

Once again, Anthony Bourdain has led me to a great meal. After watching his show about Vietnam, I knew I had to try Banh Xeo 46 A and I was not disappointed.  I walked to the restaurant from my hotel and when a special tourist police offered me his help, he pointed me in the … Continue reading “Banh Xeo 46A: Vietnamese Crepe Heaven in Saigon.”

Once again, Anthony Bourdain has led me to a great meal. After watching his show about Vietnam, I knew I had to try Banh Xeo 46 A and I was not disappointed.  I walked to the restaurant from my hotel and when a special tourist police offered me his help, he pointed me in the right direction with a big thumb up, nothing like a local seal of approval!

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