In Vancouver a bunch of us DotComâ€™ers try and get together for some good olâ€™ Vietnamese Pho and we quest to find the perfect Pho restaurant especially one that is close to local transportation such as Bus Stops or SkyTrain Stations in order to entice more people to come out and join in on the fun.
Now according to some people there are rumours that DotComPho is dead, but it is not. Just because one person does not want to leave his neighbourhood for Pho does not mean that we no longer do it. Sure John has a 5 minutes drive to Pho Lan in Richmond, but none of us actually live in or near enough Richmond to make the journey. It takes me almost an hour to get out to Richmond and with todayâ€™s gas prices it just isnâ€™t economical for me to do so.
This edition of DotComPho was at Cuu Long Restaurant in Vancouver which was just a couple blocks away from the last DotComPho I attended (Pho Thai Hoa) so finding it was not too difficult. At the recommendation of Greg Morgan, who did not show up because he was at PemFest, it was not as great as it was hyped up to be, but it was not as bad as it could have been either.
In attendance this week were Stephen Fung, Michael Kwan, Leo Chiang and Michael â€œFATAL1TYâ€ Yurechko (supposedly Michael resembles the professional gamer known as FATAL1TY). Various topics were discussed such as Apple products (like overheating of a Macbook Air to 90+ degrees Celsius), an upcoming movie about the Mayan calendar to be shot in Vancouver (at a hefty starting budget of $250M) and various other topics of interest.
Ok so what did I eat?
The Pho Special – Rare Beef, Beef Balls and perhaps Tripe? Not sure what one of the items was in it but it was textured like a tongue. At bit on the salty side.
Spring Rolls, a bit crunchy and I also had troubles picking it up, I’m not great at using chopsticks.
This is the first time I tried the Iced Coffee and I quite liked it even if we had to ask for more hot water. It’s pretty cool since the coffee drips there while you eat your food.
Again I enjoyed eating Pho and talking about whatever internet geek type people talk about. Though perhaps we can mix it up and try something different with a bigger place to hold more people? I would like to see more people out to these DotComPho and make it a weekly or bi-weekly event.
If you want to check out the video and the Gadget of the Week head on over to Stephenâ€™s blog!