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Pho Ga at My Chau - Vietnamese Chicken Specialists


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Pho Ga at My Chau - Vietnamese Chicken Specialists

fmed | Jun 25, 2008 02:43 PM


Pho Ga (chicken pho) is a great alternative to Pho Bo (beef pho)...specially in the summer. Pho Ga is much lighter in flavour and it is perhaps "healthier." My Chau serves, IMO, the best pho ga (chicken pho) in town. The broth is light but still quite flavourful. The noodles are usually served slightly past al dente - my preference for pho noodles.

My Chau's proprietors are from Northern Vietnam ( their Pho Bo is of the lighter northern style.) You'll also notice rau ram, Vietnamese Coriander, on their herb plate - unusual here in Vancouver. I have come to view the presence of rau ram as an indicator of Northern Vietnamese cooks in the kitchen. This is not always the case. Hai Yen on Kingsway used to have it on their herb plate, but they are Southern Vietnamese.

The star of the show, however, is not the pho ga. It is their fried chicken. This place seems to be always packed. Looking around, you'll probably see that most of the tables are sharing a big plate of this chicken. The chicken is fried perfectly rendering the skin crispy and impossibly thin. Check it out next time you are in the neighbourhood.


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