Edmonton is blessed with some truly stellar hole-in-the wall Asian restaurants. Particularly in the Chinatown area. You can poke around in the shops for assorted trinkets, a great tea pot and then stop for some epic spring rolls, green onion cake and Pho at Golden Bird.
There is parking in the rear and the entire restaurant has evolved from a tiny little house to a tiny little house with a rectangle built on to it. The atmosphere is typical of hole in the wall places – bland, cafeteria-like decor – some paintings on the wall that apparently are for sale according to a sign, “The paintings is by an artist named Antony.”
It is clean and the welcome is warm. So are the spring rolls and onion cake that are brought crisp and fresh to our table. I forgot how much I loved Green Onion cake, which I cannot seem to find anywhere else in the world but Edmonton. These treats would almost be enough but on a chilly day nothing beats the #25 Pho – though really if you choose another you will be just fine.
The vermicelli bowls are fresh and filling as well, note they come with spring rolls as well. We never seem to have to worry about having too many…