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.

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Hours.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
http://www.viethouserestaurant.com/
3420 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-9388

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