Rainy Day Pho Ga At Hastings-Sunrise’s “Mr. Red Cafe”

16974837060_e380ae9e86_k

Mr. Red Cafe in Hastings-Sunrise is the ultimate in rainy day escapes. Owned by Rose and Hong Nguyen, it’s a wham-bam punchy flavour show of North Vietnamese street food staples. Take two friends and go big. Aim for the $7 Xôi Xéo (sticky rice with chicken); the restorative, $8 flat noodle chicken Pho Ga soup (the bone broth is one of the best elixirs in town); the standard issue, super cheap $4.50 chicken Banh Mi; and any fourth dish Rose recommends. If it’s busy, rest assured that the service turns and burns; plus the portions and prices, oh my!

Mr. Red Cafe | 2234 East Hastings Street | 604-710-9515 | DETAILS

  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe
  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe
  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe
  • Banh Mi | Mr Red Cafe
    Banh Mi | Mr Red Cafe
  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe
  • Xôi Xéo | Mr Red Cafe
    Xôi Xéo | Mr Red Cafe
  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe
  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe
  • Mr. Red Cafe
    Mr. Red Cafe

MORE AWESOME THINGS WE ATE

There are 0 comments

A Reminder that Sometimes the Least Photogenic Dish on the Menu Is One of the Best

A piece of Steelhead prepared 'en papillote' at Au Comptoir rekindles a debate on what should make a dish worthy of sharing.

Not Even a Global Pandemic Could Stop This Made-in-Vancouver Burrito Collaboration…

The surprise arrival of this burrito -- aptly named "Not today, Seitan" -- rushed me back in spirit to this far more relaxed time.

You Need to Try These XO Sauce-Tossed Egg Noodles on Commercial Drive

Each chewy string is an umami cheat code that tastes of oiled up prawn brains slow cooked in a pot made entirely of cured pork.

You Need to Try This Deliciously Balanced Mortadella Hot Dog on the Edge of Strathcona

Savour its ragout of corn that's zapped with a lemon-zested mayo and a blizzard of grated parmesan cheese.