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leungcjVancouverWeb siteSince January 13, 20102 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4.1)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value4.5 (4.5)
  • Ambiance4.5 (4.5)


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Angkor Restaurant4884 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Authentic Phnom Pehn noodle house with a few surprises thrown in
Submitted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

This family-run restaurant offers the most authentic Cambodian food in Vancouver. Its offerings are more similar to what I had in Cambodia than the offerings at the pre-eminent, ever popular Phnom Pehn in Chinatown. However, the menu at Angkor is more limited than that at PP.

The food is fantastic and is outstanding value for money. Between my family, friends and I, we have tried nearly every menu item and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always freshly prepared, incredibly tasty and instantly memorable. My favourites include the dry rice noodles with pork, liver, heart, and bean sprouts, the chicken curry with vermicelli, the flat rice noodle with beef stew, and flat rice noodle with beef, beef ball and garlicky soup (just about exactly like my favourite morning meal when I was travelling in Phnom Pehn!). The fried chicken and spring rolls are also lovely.

There are a few menu items that aren't on the menu, including green and red fish curry with rice noodles. I prefer the green - see which you prefer!

The service and ambience are most enjoyable. Depending on the crowds, you may be lucky enough to enjoy the chef/father, waitresses/daughter/mother/aunt relaxing or sharing a laugh with friends. Speak Cantonese or Khmer and you can have a lovely chat with the mother or her sister who will regale you with tales about Cambodia and darker stories about growing up under the Khmer Rouge. This personal touch makes the service stand out.

The ambience strikes one as clean and understated, with tablecloths and kleenex box holders direct from Cambodia, featuring beautiful embroidery and craftmanship. The atmosphere is created by the family and their friends, plus the Cambodian and other diners who frequent the place.

Give Angkor Restaurant a try! I trust you will not be disappointed!

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Paris Bakery1403 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Great, cheap, authentic Vietnamese sandwiches and coffee
Submitted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

This amazing bakery is the most authentic and tastiest among all cafes serving specialising in Vietnamese subs. The cafe has recently undergone a facelift, with new paint on the walls and new chairs, though the atmosphere is still created by the Vietnamese folk who frequent this cafe for lively conversation, or to play cards or Chinese chess. The servers barely speak English, adding to the authentic atmosphere. One might as well be in Vietnam!

The subs are made with amazing French-style Vietnamese baguettes - light and fluffy inside with a crunchy crust. The pate is second to none in taste and not too salty. The carrots and daikon are pickled to perfection, and the fillings, including mixed Vietnamese cold cuts (the ubiquitous Paris Special), crushed pork meat balls, bbq pork, among others, are very tasty indeed.

The iced coffee with condensed milk is the best I've had in Vancouver - the most similar to what I had in Vietnam.

Recent competition across the street (The Red Pagoda) has resulted in delightful additions to the menu, including new sandwiches and pho (not on the menu).

I have been eating here for five years and the food has remained consistent throughout that time. I must say that the sandwiches are even tastier than the ones I had in Vietnam.

Even better than the taste of the food is its value for money. Today, my husband and I had three sub sandwiches and two iced coffees for $17.50! Prices have gone up slightly over time, but are still amazingly affordable.

Though there are lots of tables, there is no table service. One must order one's food at the counter and pay up front. This is once again an authentic Vietnamese experience, as all food and drink stalls there operate in this way.

Try Paris Bakery Cafe - you won't be disappointed by the food, prices or the characters who run and frequent the place. A little taste of Vietnam!

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