Kirma (my mama) and I haven’t had Pho in a while so we
decided to go to West Lake for some big ol’ bowl of soup and noodles. I love
hot soup and noodles on a cold chilly day. 😀
Parker Place and Aberdeen. Now it’s located on No.3 road across from
Superstore. I’m not sure if the owners changed or anything but it seems like a
completely new restaurant to me except for the fact that the name stayed the
lunch combo for $9 in which you get a bowl of pho, a hot or cold drink, and an
Combo ($9.00) and I chose the House
Special Noodle Soup, Cold Horlick, and Satay Pork Skewers (2 pieces).
leaves, and spicy peppers. Very standard.
small. Also, I thought the House Special would consist of a bit of everything,
but it actually only had Vietnamese ham, slices of raw beef, and slices of
cooked beef. I personally like all the innards so I wasn’t thrilled with this “House Special”.
good and refreshing.
I would say the pork skewers were the best thing I ate at
West Lake. The satay sauce was thick, flavourful, and had good chunks of peanut
know it’s bad for me). It gave a good “smokey” flavour to it.
Kirma ordered the Regular
sized Pho with Pork Balls, Vietnamese Ham, and Beef Tendon (~$6.00). She also thought the size was
a bit smaller than other Pho places so she wasn’t that full from the meal.
Also, she said the broth had way too much MSG because she felt super thirsty
after the meal.
are so many better alternatives in Richmond so I probably wouldn’t come back
here any time soon.
Based on these reasons:
- relatively inexpensive
- not the best Pho place out there (not very authentic)
- good lunch combos for people who like multiple dishes
- lots of parking spaces
Service Rating: 3/5