Pho 5-Star Vietnamese Eatery

Pho 5-Star Chicken Pho

Pho 5-Star Vietnamese Eatery is a new Vietnamese Restaurant in a location formerly occupied by a Vietnamese restaurant. The previous occupant was called Vietnam. The first thing I notice as I am walking in, is that the decor is completely changed. When the restaurant was Vietnam, it  felt crowded. Pho 5-StarVietnamese Eatery is spacious. Perhaps …

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Pho Kim Tuong Vietnamese Restaurant

If there is one type of restaurant that my area of Winnipeg is blessed with an abundance of, it’s Vietnamese. Many of the boat people who came to Winnipeg at the end of the 1970s and into the 80s settled in the West End of the city. One of the results of this is that …

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Viva Restaurant: Pho, Fried Rice, and Frog’s Legs

Every so often there’s a restaurant that I somehow managed to miss, despite it being in my neighbourhood, and even with people referring to it quite regularly. Viva Restaurant, which specializes in Vietnamese and Chinese food is one such place. I went once last year, and had intended to get back, but for some reason …

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Saigon Star Vietnamese Restaurant

Saigon Star Pho.

One of the culinary features of the part of Winnipeg I live in, is it’s proliferation of Vietnamese restaurants. A quick check of Google Maps lists at least 18 within at most 12 blocks of my house. Some have been there for a very long time, and it seems that there are always new ones …

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Pho Hoang Sargent Avenue

Pho Hoang Pho

My original review was sparked by the renovations on Portage Avenue. Since I wrote the original, the Portage Avenue Pho Hoang location has opened. So, last night I went in to check it out. When you walk into the storefront location, one of the first things that grabs your eye is the number of seats …

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Pho Yo Vietnamese Cuisine

Pho Yo vermicelli bowl

The lead up to Christmas is one of my busy times as a priest. In addition to added services, I have a few more visits to make as opposed to the rest of the year. Being out and about more than usual, I try to fit in stops at some restaurants that I haven’t hit …

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Long Island Cafe – Portage Avenue

Long Island Corned Beef Sub

Winnipeg’s weather has been quite cold this winter. So, while I still walk as much as possible, I do try and duck inside during my walks, just for the chance to warm up. The other day I was walking through the University of Winnipeg, when I noticed a poster that said that the Long Island …

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Tom Yum Thai – Sherbrook Street

Tom Yum Thai Tom Yum soup

Tom Yum Thai is one of those restaurants I’ve often passed, but never entered. As a bus rider, I find that getting to North of Portage, from where I live in the West End, back to North of Portage on Main is often as a trip, as convoluted as this sentence. As a result, I …

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