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This is a guest post from my sister, Louise.
My afternoon Thursday classes are officially over so I met up with a friend today to watch Wanderlust. Since it was only playing at the Tinseltown theatre, we decided to grab lunch somewhere nearby. I’ve always wanted to try Dirty Apron, and lucky for me it was only a block away. I’m a big fan of their other two restaurants (Chambar and Medina) so I had pretty high expectations of their quality of food. The restaurant/store was very quaint. It had a mini gourmet grocery store inside and a counter that sold a variety of quality meats, cheeses, bakery items, freshly made sandwiches and soups. They also hold cooking classes throughout the month. There are wooden tables spread throughout the space. It had a vibe very similar to Meat & Bread, maybe it’s a Gastown thing?
Why eat pho? when you can have bún bò Hue?
My boyfriend is Vietnamese but I never crave for pho. I was never a huge fan and when my friends suggest it, I’ll be thinking, “mehh.. I’d rather be eating Chinese.” I do like some Vietnamese food though but only when it’s home-cooked à la Boyfriend’s mom. At restaurants, the only dish I like is bún bò Hue, which is a spicy noodle soup from Hue, the middle region of Vietnam. Differences from pho? Check out this blog which broke it down nicely. How was I introduced to this? My boyfriend’s family is Hue and the first time I had it at his house, I fell in love with it despite burning up from the spiciness. They make pho too but I always come over when I hear that mommy Phan is making bún bò Hue. Nom nom nom.