Vietnamese Tacos: I tried Vietnamese Mexican Food at Vietmex 

Have you ever had Vietnamese and Mexican fusion food in Vancouver?

I didn’t know such cuisine existed until I stumbled upon VietMex in downtown Vancouver.

VietMex–formerly Saigon Venture restaurant–is located on Burrard Street between Drake and Pacific Street, just before you get onto the Burrad Street Bridge. I read on Yelp that the former owner sold the restaurant, but she still works in the kitchen.

From their website, they write “Vietmex Cuisine is your destination for Vietnamese and Mexican Cuisine. Located in downtown Vancouver, we offer a delicious fusion of Vietnamese meets Mexican dishes“.

The Menu

Vancouver Vietmex menu

They serve standard Vietnamese restaurant offerings including pho, banh mi, rice and vermicelli dishes. They have a combo that comes with a soup, 2 tacos and a pop for $12.50.

Their Mexican offerings are limited to just tacos. They have five kinds: pollo, carnitas, lemongrass chicken, beans and cheese, and beef.

They have a good selection of noodle soup including the vegetarian and seafood options.

They also renovated their interior. It is much brighter and cleaner looking than before.

Continue reading to see what I ordered!

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March in Photos

I made a goal of writing a blog post a week but life got to me. I started a new role in my company and it’s been kind of hectic.

Frankly, March has been a rough month for me. In addition to losing a close co-worker, I’ve been suffering from a sudden onset of migraines and it’s been affecting all aspects of my life. If you’re a migraine sufferer, I’d love to hear some tips or advice!

I try to focus on the positives although it’s natural for humans to ruminate on the negatives. So here is what I got up to in March, despite suffering migraines:

What I Ate: Brunch

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I love brunch. Here are some brunch places I went to in March:

brunch

From left going clockwise:

  1. Lift Breakfast Bakery – I’ve passed by this place many times and finally had to chance to try it! We waited for 45 minutes but I thought the food was worth the wait!
  2. West Village Cafe – I had work in Surrey and took the opportunity to try this cute cafe. I love everything about it–from the decor to the food. I highly recommend West Village Cafe if you are in Surrey.
  3. Loco Ono x The Pawn Shop brunch – Loco Ono and the Pawn Shop team up every month to do a Hawaiin themed pop-up brunch. I tried it last month and really enjoyed the food.
  4. Chef’s Playground Eatery– I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while and finally had the chance to try their brunch. The food was good and at a good price!

Read more to find out which cafes I visited and what else I did in March!

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