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Category: Vietnamese


1408 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC


Time for a little Pho!!!! We went to Red Pagoda on a cold, crisp winter’s day, after a delightful morning snow-shoeing adventure up at Mount Seymour.


Classy lil’ Pagoda

Red Pagoda doesn’t fit the mould for a typical Vancouver Vietnamese restaurant, but it’s on Commercial Drive, so that’s to be expected. Prices are slightly more than some other local Pho-eateries, but you won’t be disappointed by quantity or flavour! And you could take a date here because it’s not a grimy hole-in-the-wall.


#26 Seafood and Pork Soup
(Sub veggies for pork)


#17 Pagoda Hot and Sour Soup

Both the soups we tried were deeeeeliiciousss! Especially the Hot and Sour… I recommend!

Thanks Red Pagoda for the hot, tasty soups! NOM NOM

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406 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Pho is a staple food in Vancouver. Everyone loves to go for a hot, filling bowl of Pho on a cold day. And everyone has a favorite Pho restaurant.

Sometimes vegetarians feel left out because all Vietnamese food is traditionally made with meat and meat-based broths. Really, there’s no reason that Vietnamese food can’t be made vegetarian, and fortunately a few Vancouver restaurants are finally starting to realize this. (See Three Jewels).

Hanoi Pho is my favorite because it’s a traditional Vietnamese restaurant that has evolved.

Shrimp Salad Rolls

Saucy sauces

Spring Rolls

And of course, the Vegetarian Pho. Jam-packed with fresh veggies and a combo of soft and fried tofu. Throw some beansprouts in, a little cilantro, some Hoisin…. BOOM, delicioso!

Veggie Pho

I give Hanoi Pho a big NOM NOM, for all my vegetarian needs.

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