Bún Riêu Cua

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).


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.