Bánh Cuốn

Café Trường Thành

I’m always amazed at the variety of cuisines we have in Vancouver. What amazes me more is the variety of regional Asian cuisine. I was lucky enough to come across Trường Thành…a northern Vietnamese restaurant specializing in Bún Riêu Cua (crab-paste noodle soup) and Bánh Cuốn (Vietnamese rice rolls).  As a major Phở and Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) aficionado, I was obviously intrigued.

First, I had to try the Bánh Cuốn (Vietnamese rice rolls).

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Tender rice rolls are filled with minced pork, tree ear mushrooms, garlic, pepper and fish sauce. Thick slivers of pork cake are fried along with shallots. The pork floss (Rousong) I won’t even try to figure out. It tastes and feels just like it looks.

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