Pho Hoang Sargent Avenue


A few weeks ago I was wandering down Portage Avenue and noticed that the site that formerly had housed Kim Long Restaurant was soon to be the new location For Phô’ Hoàng restaurant. This got to wondering, because I like to wonder as I wander, whether or not the Phô Hoàng location on Sargent Avenue was going to be closing.

Pho Hoang House Special Pho

This is the house special Pho from Pho Hoang. I really appreciated the fact that the rare beef was in fact rare.

A couple of weeks later I trundled down the road from my house to the little mall that holds the original site of the restaurant. I figured that even if they weren’t open, that I might finally get in a visit to Banh Mi Go, which has been just about to open since August of 2017.* Fortunately such is not the case with Phô Hoàng, They were certainly still open for business when I went by, and so I decided that it would make a great stop for a meal.

*They still are on the verge of opening. I don’t know what the hold up is, but I hope that it will be worth the wait. 

the restaurant is relatively large, and one of the good things about it is that it has several two tops among the variety of the dark wooden table tops. It was later in the supper hour that I went, yet the restaurant was still about half full. In addition, like many restaurants, they were doing a brisk trade in Skip the Dishes orders.

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Sabai Thai Eatery – Corydon Avenue


Last week my oldest brother Ian paid a visit to Winnipeg. On Thursday he and I went for lunch together. We ended up picking Sabai Thai Eatery, on Corydon Avenue at the Corner of Wilton Street. This is one of those places that I’ve heard a lot about, but never visited. It seems whenever I’m in the area I turn on autopilot and end up at Falafel Place. After a couple of visits, I can certainly say that Sabai Thai will certainly be a more frequent stopping place when I’m up in the Crescentwood neighbourhood.

Sabai Thai Lunch

My brother and I arrive toward the tail end of the lunch service, so the restaurant wasn’t over full and we were able to get a table quite easily. My brother ordered a plate of spring rolls and the Mee Krop. I ordered the green curry soup. The spring rolls came out quickly and the four spring rolls came cut in half to form eight pieces. This means that they would be easier to share among a larger group. Continue reading