By Lindsay Anderson
Special to The Post
I think I’ve officially eaten at every Vietnamese Restaurant in Richmond. Well, maybe there’s one or two I missed, but I don’t know where they are if they exist. My pho/vermicelli/stew/banh mi/salad roll total is up there, in the hundreds of thousands at least.
Perhaps it’s just dozens, but let’s not get caught up in the details.
Pho Japolo is located at Bridgeport Road and No. 5, and is very popular over the lunch hour.
I was starving when I arrived and pho didn’t seem hearty enough, so I went with the beef stew with rice, some salad rolls to start, and a salty plum soda - I adore this drink, perhaps even more than when I had it for the first time at Pho Viet.
The salad rolls were standard – fresh and tasty.
Vietnamese beef stew is similar in many ways to French beef stew, which I wrote about in more detail after my visit to Thai Son. It’s a thick beef broth with chunks of carrot and braised beef, and I chose to have it with rice this time instead of French bread.
In total my bill came to less than $20.
Lindsay Anderson is dining out at 365 Richmond eateries in 365 days for Tourism Richmond. The Asian Pacific Post is featuring excerpts from her blog each week. See www.365daysofdining.com
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11911 Bridgeport Road, Richmond BC
Cash and cards accepted
Vegetarian options available
Kids meals available