Just moved to Edmonton from Calgary, native Vancouverite. Was craving a nice crispy Banh Xeo today with all the fresh ingredients. Went to Ninh Kieu - the pho was decent but the banh xeo was not that good...
In Calgary the banh xeo at TNK and Pho Tai are overfull with mung beans, meat, bean sprouts, etc. and served with a mountain of lettuce to wrap the crepe in and a huge dish of herbs and cucumbers along with the obligatory chili fish sauce.
In Vancouver, my go-to was Phnom Penh... which was also very full served with a big plate of lettuce.
The banh xeo today was mainly crepe, very little filling. Even the crepe was very eggy and I couldn't taste that familiar coconut milk flavour. The lettuce was shredded so impossible to wrap with and very little herb/veg. Even the fish sauce was just fish sauce without the chili, additional seasoning, and shredded carrot.
Anyone know of a place in Edmonton with a great banh xeo?