Dot Com Pho Vancouver

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In Vancouver a bunch of us DotCom’ers try and get together for some good ol’ 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 today’s gas prices it just isn’t economical for me to do so.

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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 “FATAL1TY” 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?

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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.

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Spring Rolls, a bit crunchy and I also had troubles picking it up, I’m not great at using chopsticks.

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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 Stephen’s blog!

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7 Comments

  • Michael Yurechko
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 23:46:49

    I wasn’t a huge fan of the Tripe… I tried a bit and just kind of pushed the rest off to the side.

    I enjoyed the Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant much more (which is actually on Main and King Ed). This place was pretty small too and wouldn’t be able to host a huge Pho.

     
  • Tyler Ingram
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 06:18:21

    It was interesting. I have always wanted to try it and to me I just thought of it as a textured noodle!

     
  • Michael Yurechko
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 06:24:49

    Funny you say that.. that’s what I was trying to convince myself it was as well.

    I just had to put that image in my head so I could get it down and I tried so hard not to think about eating Cow’s stomach. I’m usually pretty open to new stuff and will give everything a try.. at least once.

     
  • Bonnie
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 13:24:55

    I’ll see you next week. Networking events the past two weeks.

     
  • Michael Kwan
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 13:32:09

    You guys should come out for some Chinese food then. One of my favourites is a bowl of noodles with “assorted beef”. I’ll let you use your imagination.

     
  • Tyler Ingram
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 16:02:02

    @Bonnie – I’ll be on Hornby Island this coming Saturday but have fun!

    @Kwanye – I’m more than happy to try out the bowl of noodles with the ‘assorted beef’ lol Let me try it first before telling me though!

     
  • Roshan
    Aug 6, 2008 @ 09:04:30

    Everything looks delicious.