Pho Chan - New!



  Hehehe, I'm SO stoked a pho place opened up in my neighbourhood!! New Westminster needs more Vietnamese restaurants...or more restaurants in general :D

  @Anonymous commented on another one of my posts: The words "pho" and "chan" don't go well together, sounds like a fake pho joint. Be cautious with this one.

  So I decided to test his theory. When I went in to pick up my order, I observed the staff: they were all speaking Vietnamese and well...they looked Vietnamese haha! So my guess is that Pho Chan is a legit pho joint!

  I'm planning on going back to try their lemongrass chicken/pork, cause you guys know...I'm ALL about that lemongrass chicken!! And, I really want to try their bahn mis! I also want to reorder their pho to see if there's a difference between the takeout version and the dine in version!

  I don't even think this place is listed on Zomato yet! So I posted a menu (below) for you guys to reference!



I ate lunch in my backyard!! :D


Cha Gio (Spring Rolls)
4/5 stars

  These were surprisingly solid!! I loved how they used rice wrappers instead of wheat wrappers!! The exterior was super flaky and crispy! The filling was meaty and impactful, I didn't even need to use any sauce. A little pricey for what it is but I thought it was worth it!



They packed the meat and the broth separately!!


Here's the broth!


Before I poured in the broth! :D


Pho Dac Biet #12
3.5/5 stars

  I got the pho dac biet! I was surprised that this didn't come with tripe or beef tendon, because most pho dac biets include tripe and tendon!! This one only had rare beef, sliced beef, and beef balls. I didn't really mind though! The broth itself was flavourful and surprisingly sweet. Definitely one of the sweeter pho broths I've tried!! The beef flavour was very pronounced. The noodles were cooked al dente, no complaints there!

  

They packed the bean sprouts, basil and hoisin sauce in a separate baggy!


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Pho Chan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

6 comments:

  1. First rule of pho, is no take out. The broth has to be steaming hot, with take out, you totally loose this.

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    1. Oops haha...good point!! I wasn't feeling too well that day, that's why I got takeout! I'm definitely going back and reordering their pho! :D

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  2. One important diaspora of the 18th thru early 20th Chinese society was that of Vietnam (and Burma to a smaller extent)

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    1. Ohh that could explain why their surname is Chan! I remember learning about diasporas in one of my classes haha

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    2. The Chan became Tran in Vietnamese:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_dynasty#History

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_(surname)#Other_pronunciations_and_transliterations



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