Cheap Eats · Japanese · Restaurants · Sandwiches · Vietnamese

Green Cilantro- Banh Mi

I purchase my wine and beer at the Highlander at Richmond Place. One of the staffers there told me that she's addicted to Green Cilantro, a Vietnamese take-out shop a few doors away. I've been before and I wasn't impressed, but after being informed that new management took over, I gave Green Cilantro another chance. The… Continue reading Green Cilantro- Banh Mi

Bars/Lounges · Chinese · Happy Hour · Japanese · Korean · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vietnamese

Foreign Concept – Birthday Dinner

My actual birthday was on a Thursday but my husband L had to work late that night. Instead, I had my coworkers come over and we feasted on delicious food and wined the night away. My office mate Patricia brought over three boxes of empanadas, cheese, chicken and beef from the Empanada Queen. These heavenly… Continue reading Foreign Concept – Birthday Dinner

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Comfort food · Vietnamese

Trung Nguyen – Vietnamese Subs

I love the subs and the owners at the infamous Thi Thi (Chinatown location), but I also really like Trung Nguyen. The line-up is also shorter than Thi Thi and the service is just as nice. I usually get the Assorted Sub ($5.50) but the Sate Chicken ($7.50) is also an excellent choice. The baggette… Continue reading Trung Nguyen – Vietnamese Subs

Fusion · Happy Hour · Vietnamese

Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Buzzy left our office to take another job. At her going away party, her boss Meeting said that while Buzzy says now that she'll miss us, once she sees her first pay check, we'll all be forgotten. Well, Buzzy got paid on Thursday and met us for lunch that day. His ominious premonition proved false. Getting my co-workers… Continue reading Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Bars/Lounges · Comfort food · Fusion · Patio · Vietnamese

Pure Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Chef Pham's take on Vietnamese food reminds me of one of my favourite chefs in Calgary, Duncan Ly (formerly of Raw Bar/Yellow Door). Dishes are creative, flavours stand out, and he spins a playful take on Vietnamese food. Jaime and I got the chance to check out Pure Vietnamese this past Saturday. We started off… Continue reading Pure Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar