by Lauren Mote
Faster Food July:
244 Georgia Street East
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7
I think there’s a trend forming here, people.
Is it a bright coincidence that all of the best faster food places serve Asian food? Guess what – for value, quality, and variety – Vancouver’s Asian food scene wins by a landslide. I like Steamrollers too, but it’s always the same bland lettuce and beans wrapped in a soggy piece of “paper”…errr tortilla.
Phnom Penh, other then their many accolades on the wall by the front from Vancouver Magazine, is likely the best known restaurant in Chinatown. Littered with gift shops, and vegetable stands on either side, Phnom Penh is in a different kind of entertainment district – especially if you’re like me – food and culture rules.
They’re always packed.
Phnom Penh Beef Noodle Soup – Cambodian style beef noodle soup with “extra delicious meatball and tendon” – tee hee – $6.95
Filet Beef Luc-Lac on rice with egg – just mix’er altogether – gosh darn delicious – $9.50
Special Combo – beef brochette, prawn on sugar cane, and steamed roll – $11.85
Phnom Penh Spicy Garlic Squid (the best squid I have ever had… truly) – deep fried garlic and squid – Grandmother’s recipe – with fresh lemon and pepper – $7.50
We shared absolutely everything.
We were insanely full.
We had tea, Vietnamese coffee and lemonade.
We only paid $50 with tax and tip.
The experience was totally worth it, however I will say that the broth at Pho Kim Penh Xe Lua on Broadway/Cambie (open 24 hours) far surpasses this broth.
Thanks for taking me for lunch, Chad.