College Street and Vietnamese Eats
Today was a special occasion for the Nguyen family. We had just purchased our first condo in the 6ix! To celebrate our recent purchase, we went out to a new restaurant, all for me to document here on Foodie Utopia. The new excursion for the evening was Pho Linh, which is a Vietnamese restaurant found on college street. This is a restaurant named by a famous Vietnamese singer, who owned the restaurant, but later moved back to Vietnam. Pho Linh is a restaurant with history, dating back even before Pho Hung on Spadina (see my post about my visit there on my blog!). Tonight we made some pretty great selections, which I have posted here:
|Bun Bo Hue and Pho Dac Biet|
On the top photo, we ordered two small orders of noodle soups, one being Pho Dac Biet, and another being Bun Bo Hue (found on the right and left, respectively) These soups are a popular soup of Vietnam, and are a favourite here at Pho Linh. However, on the account of my brother and father, they seem to find the soup only mediocre.
Then we also made 3 small orders of Ban Cuon Cha Lua, which is also a popular choice to make at Pho Linh. The Banh Cuon was very fresh and it tasted very filling for me personally, and as a non-spicy eater I liked how their nuoc mam was not spicy. Of course, for those who enjoy spicy, you can easily add some chilli into your fish sauce (as my mom did in the top photo!)
Lastly, to wash it all down we had a Vietnamese favourite beverage of Ca Phe Sua Da, or filtered coffee with condensed milk and ice. This was very refreshing, however I personally thought it was a bit too sweet because of the large amount of condensed milk.
|Banh Cuon with Ca Phe Sua Da|
Overall, considering that this was our first visit to Pho Linh, it was a very successful visit. Perhaps it was due to the yummy food, quick service and decent atmosphere.
Here’s the information for Pho Linh for your own reference!
Address: 1156 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1B5
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