Pho Xic-Lo Vietnamese Noodle House Birthday Bash
By Lisa M.
I was incredibly blessed to celebrate my birthday this year at my favourite restaurant with an amazing group of women who have come to mean the world to me.
As usual, my menu recommendations were requested, and many of the group opted for my singular favourite, a dish that has a little bit of everything – spring roll, grilled pork, minced shrimp on sugar cane, and spiced pork – nestled on a bed of rice vermicelli.
The food lived up to its hype, being fresh, tasty, and plentiful. There was some confusion over our order, as some of the servers speak little English, so when dishes were brought to the table it wasn’t always readily apparent whose order had just arrived. My recommendation for a first visit is to dine with a small group or with someone very familiar with the food. The menu has plenty of colour pictures in it so you can see what you are ordering.
As a special birthday treat, the owner brought over the popular “three colours drink” for dessert. Layered with kidney beans, mung beans, pandan jelly, coconut, and crushed ice, it honestly was the most vile thing I’ve ever tasted. I think I’ll happily stick to my jack fruit shake from hereon out.
Thankfully, the majority of their menu is filled with delicious food items to satisfy any palate. Just be careful what your adventurous side introduces you to and read the menu descriptions!
After dinner we headed down to the riverfront to smash open our papier-mâché piñata mascot and laughed so hard our sides ached. Thanks to Sylvia V. and Kelly W. for the party favours of candy, gum, pens, socks, and Canadian Club that made my birthday a night to remember!
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