Pho 99

  I've been craving lemongrass chicken for WEEKS. Weeks I tell ya. Ever since I got back from Vietnam a few months ago, I've been craving it like crazy. Yes, there are better Vietnamese restaurants in Richmond (Green Lemongrass, Pho Han, Pho Ho for example) but I just felt like coming here because it was close by haha! I did read a few mediocre reviews about this place but I decided to go anyway LOL. What's the worst that can happen? Well, to my surprise, I actually had a pretty good meal here!!

  I really appreciated the fact that they had a bike rack at the front!! I always have trouble finding bike racks so I usually have to resort to locking my bike on a pole -.-

  During my meal one of the owners actually came out to chat with me in Mandarin!! Maybe it was my camera?? He asked me where I was from...and I was like "Um...burnaby?" LOL!! I always find it confusing when people ask me where I'm from, are they referring to my ethnicity, my nationality, or where I live?

  He also asked if I was a student, and told me that students part of the UBC food club get a discount, and that I should join, and bring my friends! And then he asked me if it was my first time here, and I was like "Yes" and he was like "Ah I see, no wonder!" No wonder I was taking pictures? I didn't tell him I was a blogger though because I didn't want to receive biased/favourable treatment!

  I've been slowly eating my way through all the restaurants on Alexandra Road in Richmond (aka Eat St!) and Pho 99 is located right on the end of Alexandra, across from Cattle Cafe & Deer Garden!! Pho 99 is a chain (I know, I know, foodies shudder at at that word) with locations in Richmond, Coquitlam, and Vancouver!!

"Best Vietnamese Restaurant in North America" Woww, that's quite the claim isn't it? ;)

You can check out their full menu here:

Happy Hour!! Free drinks!! :D

Hot Salted Lemonade
3.5/5 stars

  This was pretty awesome!! I would imagine this would be great when you have a sore throat or when you're sick!! It's served warm (but you can also get it iced) with a strong lemon flavour that's accentuated by a pungent saltiness!! There was also a preserved (plum?) of some sort on the bottom lol! :D

Lemongrass Chicken & Pork Chop on Rice + Drink Combo $12.95

Lemongrass Chicken: 3/5 stars
Lemongrass Pork Chop: 1.5/5 stars

  The meats look even more orangey-yellow in real life than they do in the picture!! The lemongrass chicken was pretty decent: juicy, moist, and slightly charred. The lemongrass flavour was actually really strong! The pork chops on the other hand...wasn't so great, it was super tough and hard, which made it really difficult to chew haha. I'm really glad I ordered the chicken though!

haha I tried tiger beer when I was in Cambodia a few months ago!! It wasn't half bad, but I only had a sip hehe ;)

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  1. [whispers] The Green Bamboo at Crystal Mall ..........

    1. haha I've tried their lemongrass pork, and it was pretty dang awesome!! ;)

  2. I love the food in this vietnamese restaurant ...i am allway cam here alot with my family family allway order #18 anh yamy yamy chicken wing .and suger cam.. and my lovely fly tofu home make

    1. Mmm the chicken wing sounds delish!! I'll have to order it next time hehe! :D


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