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.
There are no short cuts here. Their passion to do something different and creative may come across as “fusion” or “Western”, but there is a lot of thought and professional execution going into their recipes, quality of ingredients and end presentation. The dinner menu offers more creativity.
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.
Crave the Heights is Tuesday, April 23 to Thursday, April 25 (that’s only 3 days) so pick your restaurants and make reservations. With very affordable 3 course set menus at $15, $20 and $25, restaurants are bound to book up. Enter to win $50 to dine out in the historic Burnaby Heights!