Viet House

It was a very snowy day so the perfect time to go food Vietnamese. We decided to try Viet House, which I’ve never been to but N’s been a few times. It’s located next door to a XFT branch.




We dropped in on a snowy Wednesday (around 6:15pm) and it was reasonably busy. They had a TV up in the corner playing Jeopardy. Service isn’t particularly friendly or helpful.


The three page menu consists of appetizers, steamed bao, banh mi, vegetarian, pho, vermicelli, rice, sauteed, chef specials and desserts.


It’s interesting that none of their dishes are described in Vietnamese. Click here for the menu (1, 2 and 3).

Rice noodle roll (#2) ($4.85)
DSC09100Lemongrass chicken, lettuce, vermicelli and herbs served with a peanut sauce. N was starving so ordered this while we perused the menu.

Spicy hue lemongrass beef soup (#18) ($11.50)
DSC09109Bun bo hue. Beef balls, beef brisket, ham, quail, onions in a spicy lemongrass beef soup. The broth lacked depth and flavour; only notes I tasted was MSG.


Meat quality didn’t fare much better but the one good thing is you get a TON of meat. The beef brisket was dry and overcooked.

Sate peanut (#22) ($11.95)
DSC09104Rare beef with scallion and cilantro in a peanut sate soup. This was the better of the two bowls that we shared.


Broth was spicy but also had a lightness to it (I tasted lime). Rare beef was excellent; thinly sliced, tender and didn’t overcook.

House special pho (#17) ($11.25)
DSC09101Pho dac biet. Beef balls, rare beef, brisket, tendon, trip, cilantro and onion. M liked her bowl.


Standard Vietnamese fare at VH. Nothing I’d come back for. If I’m in the area, I’d much rather go Shiro or Nabebugyo few blocks down the street.

Viet House
3420 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-9388

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