Excellent authentic Vietnamese cuisine
We lunch here everytime we come to Nanaimo after we accidently dropped into the mall where it is located more than 7 Winters ago. About 6 months ago The original small crowded (not only at regular mealtimes) expnded when an adjacent location became free. This has not stopped the need to wait for a seat at peak times though. The atmosphere is open, new, with friendly staff, eager to get you seated, take your order and bring you your selections. It all can take place as quickly as you are ready to order and service is quick and efficient. We have tried most dishes and have our favourites which are Salad rolls (shrimp with veggies and noodles wrapped in a rice wrapper), Beef Satay soup, one of the curries, well it isn't easy to pick juse one. Soups are served in large bowls and usually include one type of noodle, some veffies, meat or not, of your choice and depending on your order, may be accompanied by a dish of sprouts, Asian basil, lime and a few red chillies. There is a waiting area when the place is full where you can sit or stand and watch one of three flat screens until a table is available for you. Many regulars from the surrounding commercial and industrial area and we have been there many times when it opens at 11:00 to see people waiting for tables well before noon. The broth is hot - temperature wise, so sip! Try it!