Come with an open mind and don’t come seeking authenticity, although they don’t take you for an idiot. This is more French style Vietnamese food with modern Canadian flair. Vietnam was a French owned colony and her inspiration also comes from living in Canada for over thirty years. The style is different, so come with the right mind set.
The desserts at Broken Rice are traditional and modern, but made with care and thought. Some are original to the restaurant and I would recommend trying some because they are different, but I’m not sure if it is something I would have to order again. All ice cream and sorbets are made in house.
This is more French style Vietnamese food with modern Canadian flair. Vietnam was a French owned colony and Chef Yen’s inspiration also comes from living in Canada for over thirty years. The style is different, so come with the right mind set. This is worth a try.
This was no trap, this was just Vietnamese done differently. No, it’s not quite fusion, but it is modern and more upscale for the area. The recipes are catered a bit for Western tastes, but it is not watered down and they are not taking lack of familiarity with Vietnamese food to their advantage.
I can assume that their long term success has been due to consistency. Whether it be good or bad it is always the same, which has its pros and cons in itself. The food was actually good and the recipes have been passed down from generations so most dishes were tried, tested and true.
The area consists of long time businesses and the market is full of iconic institutions selling meats, cheese, seafood, spices and produce. It would be a shame to visit Toronto and miss out on this since the city prides itself on diversity. Here is my self guided foodie tour of Kensington Market.
The menu might not look as exciting or creative as some of the other food trucks, but give it a chance. It is typical Asian comfort food and their potions are enough for two. All sauces and marinades are made from scratch and it is one of the most budget friendly food trucks offering great value in Vancouver.