I must have been going through a Vietnamese phase 2 weeks ago because I went to 2 different Vietnamese restaurants one week. Surprisingly both places were in Maple Ridge. Who knew that we were so lucky? Anyway, I was craving a vermicelli noodle bowl so J and I went to Pho Phuong Hong for a quick and inexpensive yummy meal. It’s located at 6-20306 Dewdney Truck rd.
When we walked in there was another couple sitting at a table eating Pho and a second couple waiting for pick up. We didn’t see any staff so J and I just sat down at a table of our choice. We waited about 5 minutes and there was still no hide nor hair of any staff. J walked up to the counter to see if there was menus so we could at least decide on what to order while we waited for someone to show up. I guess they must have seen a super tall 6’4” white guy poking around because a man immediately came out and welcomed him. He brought over the menus and apologized for not being out sooner. After that he was very attentive and provided great friendly service.
We both ordered pork brochette with a spring roll. The menu posted on www.urbanspoon.com is different than the restaurant. Brochette should be skewered pork but it actually comes looking like its grilled or fried flat. Either way, it’s still pork and pretty good as well. They don’t serve this in a bowl but rather a large square plate which is slightly deceiving. At first I didn’t think it was much but it was very filling. The spring roll could have been a little crispier but that’s personal preference. I also could have had a but more carrot but overall I really enjoyed it, and will be back to try the pho!