Song Houng
The best 25 dollars I have spent in a long time.

I took a trip back to Song Houng to try their beef prepared 7 ways for 25 dollars. Song Houng seems to be a very authentic Vietnamese restaurant right down to the Vietnamese gansters eating there (I am glad to see they have good taste). Our server spoke perfect english and provided us with amazing service.

The beef prepared 7 ways can feed three people and having a fourth isn't a bad idea because there is a lot of beef (reduce the chance of gout). The meal is an amazing and fun experience and I plan to go back and show some of my friends this meal.

The first type of beef is the rare beef, that comes with a delicious sauce where you can add your lemongrass, peanuts and hot sauce to customize it. The sauce is a little spicy but when you try it with the food it is easily manageable for even the non spice tolerant people. A hibachi is set up which you use to cook your rare beef slices . The next dish that was served was the beef congee and the beef salad. They both were really tasty to me but they were very simple dishes. Then came the three types of beef satay, one regular, one in beef fat and one type wrapped in a la lot leef. They were good but all tasted very similar to me. Rice paper wraps, vermicelli, various mints, lettuce and other fixings that you use to put in your wrap are also placed on your table. The idea is that you would use the rice paper wraps to wrap your meat and fixings (mint, vermicelli etc). At one point we tried using the lettuce to wrap the meat and veggies, this was fantastic as well. The last dish that was served was the meatball which was my least favourite and received the quote "not that hype" from my friend.

Overall, for 25 bucks this meal is fantastic. It is really tasty and fun to enjoy. The service was great and our server provided complete directions for us rookies to follow. Make sure you try this place out. Also, the Coronas are only 4 bucks!!!!

Song Houng
1613 Nanaimo St
Vancouver, BC

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(note I didn't include a picture of beef #7 - the meatball.)


Anonymous said... @ July 21, 2009 at 1:25 AM

one of my favorite spots and the DIY rolls are so delicious.

it's nice to see them getting recognized! : )

fmed said... @ July 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Woot! Bo 7 Mon. Note to dieters....they also have a Bo 3 Mon.

kent said... @ July 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

looks awesome i really want to try that place

Degan said... @ July 21, 2009 at 3:42 PM

oh, i'm a big fan of song houng. going to have to check out this dinner.

ron said... @ July 21, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Just checked out this place 2 weekends ago. Had the 3 beef set and it was killer! Definitely going back some time soon.

Anonymous said... @ July 21, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Noooo the secret's out! Song Huong rocks. Unfortunately Bo 3 Mon isn't much of a diet item if you eat the same number of rolls. Teehee.

Lucy said... @ July 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

I've been looking for a Vietnamese place like this in Vancouver! Only $25? That's awesome.

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Teresa Halminton said... @ August 15, 2019 at 3:55 AM

Look like a great place to visit. Thank you for sharing!
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