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m3lodycoquitlamSince May 12, 20068 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service4 (4.1)
  • Value3 (3)
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Pho Cao Van Vietnamese Restaurant8191 Saba Rd, #150, Richmond
Worst Vietnamese Food!!
Submitted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

As the title says, this must me the worst Vietnamese food I've ever had! We went there after picking up a friend from the airport. I figured soup noodles will be a good dinner after a long flight. Good idea... wrong restaurant!

I ordered the house special Pho with everything in and my husband ordered the one with meat balls. The soup has absolutely no flavour and was too oily. The noodles are undercooked. I normally clean out my bowl of pho (I love that stuff) but I only managed to eat a third of it this time. We also ordered the spring roll and Vietnamese salad roll. The spring roll is alright, but the dipping fish sauce is horrible. The salad roll is huge, but mainly vermicelli - they really scrimp on the prawns and ham. The dipping sauce is again, tasteless. My friend ordered the Lemon Grass chicken with rice. That's probably the best choice among all the stuff we ordered. But unfortunately it doesn't make up for the other bad ones.

Service was horrible too. We were served tea, but we asked for a side of ice water. It never came. They only came to refill the tea once, and again we requested for the waters. Still didn't come. Mind you it's not because they were too busy (there were only 2 other groups there beside us).

The bill came up to almost $40. Very expensive for Vietnamese food and for one that tasted horrible! So sad :(

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Sang Thai & Vietnamese Restaurant2850 Shaugnessy Street, Unit 6102, Port Coquitlam
Good Thai cuisine in the suburbs
Submitted Monday, November 8, 2010 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

My husband and I decided to give this place a try since we were frequent customers of the old Pearl Castle (we're sad they closed down). The decor of this place is nice. It had the old structures but they make it more Thai-ish. Friendly customer service and we were seated right away.

They had a lunch menu with some special combo items. I ordered the Prawn Panang from the set menu that includes some rice, Vietnamese spring rolls, and salad ($10). My husband ordered the Bankok (yes, that's how they spelt it on the menu) fried rice ($8). We also ordered the Thai tea ($3) and dessert was Deep fried bananas with ice cream ($4).

First the Prawns.... Good flavour for the curry sauce and nice sized prawns. I would've liked more pieces since it only came with 4. The rice were a bit undercooked/dry. Some bites are ok, but there will be some spoonfuls where it's grainy. The salad is a mound of chopped lettuce, which I didn't mind. Spring roll was good! It's the kind wrapped in rice paper. The dipping sauce is disappointing though. Too salty and not sweet enough.

The fried rice.... VERY GOOD! This dish gained the restaurant the extra star. It was delicious! The flavour was there and they're generous with the chicken chunks. Definitely a must try. Portion is pretty good for lunch.

The Thai tea was awesome. We're told they use their own blend. It's very very good. Not too acidic and very aromatic.

The dessert was so so. It's deep fried bananas with vanilla ice cream. Normally this is my favourite dessert. They tried to be fancy and drizzled the dish with chocolate sauce and mango sauce. The chocolate sauce works well, but the mango... ummm not too well. It's too sour and it's not a very good flavour profile with the bananas and ice cream. Maybe I'm just not used to it. I will definitely order this again and ask them not to put the mango sauce on. The bananas are fried to perfection though. So overall not bad.

After all is said and done, the service was excellent. Our water glasses were never empty and the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. They came to our table a few times to check if we're enjoying our food. We'll be visiting this restaurant again to try the other dishes.

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Lily Bakery4500 Kingsway, #1326, Burnaby
AWESOME Philipino Breads!!
Submitted Monday, November 8, 2010 - 4:14pm [Take-out]

I passed by this bakery after having lunch at the Crystal Mall food court. Normally I would pass by this store without a second glance. This location was home to some different bakeries over the past many years and they've never been that great.

This time they were handing out free samples of the Pan-de-sal. That's when I realised they have switched over to a Philipino bakery. The Pan-de-sal was delicious! So soft and fresh and very tasty. It's slightly sweet and you don't feel "yucky" after eating it because it's not too rich (I find the one from Aling Mary's too rich). I bought half a dozen and it didn't last to see the next day :) We finished them all that same night, trying it with different fillings (butter, jam, condensed milk, pork floss). It's good with whatever filling we put in. We warmed it up in the microwave for 10 seconds, then put it in our counter-top oven for around 1 minute. The result... fresh bread smell all over the house and fresh-tasting bread. Oh so good!!

Yesterday we went back there to buy more Pan-de-sal. On our way out the guy there let us try a Spanish bread. Oh my!! So fresh and so good! I shared it with my husband and he insisted we HAVE to go back and get more. So we did. Brought some to my parents' house and everyone loved it! Just microwave it for 10-15 seconds and it's as good as fresh. It just melts in your mouth - again, not too sweet.

Great breads and great service. They're not hesitant to give you free samples to try out. Not stingy and they know they make good breads and people will go back as long and they give it a chance and try once. I'll definitely be back to try the other baked goods they have.

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Five Point, The3124 Main St., Vancouver
killer spot
Submitted Monday, March 17, 2008 - 4:34am [Dine in]

went down to the five point for a pitcher and to watch the game. seriously impressive service and food. went withe the feature and was honestly blown away with the level of pub food.

the waitress was totally cute and super attentive. she brought us waters even though we didn't ask for them and made sure none of us were ever left dry.

it's a pretty high energy pub when it's full and the music was great. definitely a prime spot for a drink before a night on the town($5.50 dbl highballs on saturday nights!) or to watch the game (on the huge projector for canucks games, they pull down a screen.)

honestly i don't know why there have been so many poor reviews on service, ask for nicole - she's was just great!)

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
WOW!! Great food!
Submitted Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 1:26pm [Dine in]

A friend took me there for my birthday. This is a tiny restaurant hidden behind Barnet Hwy on Clarke. Best kept secret! When we got there there was a small line-up (it was Thursday, so what a surprise) But definitely worth the wait. We ordered the mussels (not in the menu but it was a special)... WOW!! It was sooo good and the portion is huge! We also ordered a plate of pasta with shrimp & scallops. They weren't scimpy on the seafood or the sauce, and the pasta was cooked perfectly - not too soft (I'm quite picky about my pasta) - again, huge portion. Service was excellent although the food took a while to come out (they happen to be 1 cook short that day), but they made it up by keeping the bread coming and beverages topped up. Overall it was an excellent experience and I will definitely go back again.

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant2918 Glen Dr, Coquitlam
True Japanese Restaurant!
Submitted Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 6:32pm [Dine in]

I love this restaurant. This is actually one of the rare few truly Japanese owned & run Japanese restaurants - where they still take time to make sure the food is presented well (as opposed to those giant sized sushi with no art). The sushi and sashimi are always fresh and delicious. The people there are really friendly and hospitable. Aside from the awesome sushi, I once tried their Japanese style New York steak, and I was very pleasantly surprised. They grilled it well and it tastes great. This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants.

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Spiros Greek Taverna2565 Barnet Hwy, #22, Coquitlam
Good Food - Good portion
Submitted Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

I love Greek food but I'm very picky about it. I was a little sceptical about this place but after trying it once, I'm sold! This place has awesome Greek food! I went with a group of friends and ordered different items from the menu... they're all great! The portions are big too. Lamb chops, grilled salmon, BBQ chicken, seafood platter, calamari, Greek ribs... they're all sooo good! I'll definitely be back for more.

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Chocoatl Chocolate Boutique1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Lovely Experience!
Submitted Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

You HAVE to try this place! A friend took me there and I'd gone back again and again after (note: I live in Coquitlam! So this must be good!) The owners are very friendly and informative. They really took time to explain to us the different kinds of chocolates they have and what the difference is with each one. My favourite beverage is the rose hot chocolate with a shot of espresso. Mmmmm.... just thinking about it makes me want to go again this weekend :) I hope this store will branch out to more locations. Oh, by the way, this site spelt the store name wrong... it's supposed to be "Chocoatl" :)

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