Cơm Dĩa (rice with grilled meat) at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Won Ton Soup at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bn - Vermicelli at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bn - Vermicelli at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bn B Huế at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bn Riu at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Satay Soup at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bn B Huế at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bnh xo at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Satay Soup at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Satay Soup at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Cơm Dĩa (rice with grilled meat) at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Satay Soup at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Papaya Salad at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Satay Soup at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bnh xo at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Cơm Dĩa (rice with grilled meat) at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Bn Riu at Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Foods from Huong's Vietnamese Bistro
Comments

2013 Apr 10
Thanks Fresh Foodie! That means I can still go and try one of everything. Time to start fasting...

2013 Apr 9
Last I saw, it was moving a few doors down the street, to the old St Honor Bakery location.

2013 Apr 9
Well 2013 seems to be the year I find closed restaurants...

I was on the bus heading to Westboro yesterday afternoon and, due to a detour, the bus I was on went up Booth Street. When we passed by Huong's it looked like the windows were papered up and there was no sign of life in the resto. Does anyone know if it is open or closed?

2012 Dec 15
Went with a friend here last night. I'm new to Vietnamese and he had only one prior experience.

We both ordered the satay chicken soup along with deep fried (i forget what the roles are called ) with pork, crab and something else, and also wonton with pork and egg noodle.

Few issues with service. While the server was really really nice she made quite a few mistakes. The biggest, i specifically asked for chicken satay we got beef. (i didn't complain) She had to come back and ask again about the order, she took my fork away by accident, we told her we would use knife/fork but she also gave us chop sticks. (i guess maybe she was being nice but there was enough stuff on the table)

I liked that the wonton based soup was very light while the satay was very rich..i enjoyed the contrast. We both enjoyed the satay but we did find it a bit too spicy but a drink and slowing down the pace of eating helped that.

Overall, I'd order the satay again, and I'd visit again, but let's just say, I'm not neccesarily in a hurry to go back again.

2012 Aug 19
Here's another recommendation for Huong's. This is the Pandan Water Fern Cake on offer for dessert. The sweet green gelatinous cakes are doused with a warm and sweet coconut sesame mixture. It was delightful, and really felt to me like comfort food. And another tip: there are items on the blackboard that are not on the menu. When we asked our server what was on the list and was there something to complement what we had already ordered he suggested the jicama rolls and they were sublime! rice wrapper with strips of sausage, egg, veggies and fragrant basil and mint. Nice combination of sweet and hot too.

2012 Aug 3
This is one of the things I love about this site, not just recommendations for new places to try, but reminders of great places that have fallen off my radar or a nudge to try something different than what I've ordered before.

That describes Huong's and blubarry's post about Ban Xeo prompted me to visit again and try this, along with the beef satay soup which was as rich and delicious as posted below. The pancake was a new one on me, and I liked that they asked if I was OK with shrimp and pork. I had forgotten how pleasant and accommodating the service is here, and I had forgotten how much I enjoy the 3-bean drinks. My recommendation is to ask for extra lettuce up front to wrap the pancake.

An excellent and enjoyable summer meal that came to less than $40 with tax and tip for the two of us.

2012 Jul 18
This is the pancake we had today for lunch. I believe it's called Ban Xeo. I've never tasted it anywhere before, so no way am I an expert, but this was really nice. The large pancake was crispy and stuffed with veggies and shrimp. We were told to take chunks of it, wrap them in lettuce leaves along with carrots, cucumbers,mint and basil, and dip in sauce. I enjoyed the fresh flavors and the texture. the pancake was not greasy in the slightest, and together with the fried rice-noodle-wrapped spring rolls, and the quail appetizer (a little overcooked for my taste, but good flavor) It made a wonderful lunch for two of us.

2012 May 23
In the foreground is the Seafood Stir Fry on Crispy Noodle (Mi Xao), which was okay but not as tasty as I've had elsewhere.

At the rear is the wonton soup. It's amazing here.

At the upper left edge you can see part of my appetizer sized bowl of Tom Yum soup. Flavourful but too sweet for my taste.

2011 Nov 13
V8 from the regular menu. Vermicelli with BBQ chicken, BBQ Beef and spring roll. Healthy size for $8.50. Try the chicken as your first bite ... Pow !!! the lemon grass will have your lips a-smackin' !

2011 Nov 13
Number 8 from the specials board (written only in Vietnamese). Crab and tomato soup with spaghetti like noodles. Yumm yumm. Tangy from the tomatoes. Sweet-ish crab balls and loose crab meat. A complete meal for $8.50.

Like Momo says : "Shame about the B Kho, though." when is was removed from the menu. It was really good. Ask for it ! They may bring it back.

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Mar 11
Another great deal. $9 for grilled pork, pork meatballs and shrimp on a bamboo stick on vermicelli noodles and vegetables. Mix in the fish sauce, a bit of hoisin and hot sauce, and its perfect. It is one of the best in town.

Sep 3
The Bn Chả Gi Tm ($9) was tasty and hit the spot! Lots of crunchy bean sprouts and lettuce, vermicelli, a spring roll, ten tasty tm (shrimp). Stirred up with the nước chấm dipping sauce, this made for a wonderful light dinner.

If you don't want meat, you can get bn with just spring rolls for a mere $7.50. A steal to be sure!


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2013 Oct 6
the bnh xo remains as big as ever in Huong's new digs! a must-have app to share when you're here. pro tip: ask for a couple of extra leaves of lettuce.

2011 Nov 27
You guys weren`t kidding. What a dish! It`s now on my short list of best eats in Ottawa...

2011 Jun 22
So Good, and very crispy.
Tastes just like mamas.
Almost... haha :)

2010 Oct 27
The banh xeo at Huong's is big, ultra crispy and delicious! It doesn't seem to have coconut milk in the crepe batter like some that I've had in the past, but that's ok! This iteration is loaded with shrimp & pork, bean sprouts, shallots, then comes with mint, basil, lettuce, fresh bean sprouts, carrots & cucumber to garnish it with and some fish sauce to dip it in. One of my fav meals of all time, now it will be hard to decide between Huong's Bun Bo Hue, Bo Kho, Satay soup or the banh xeo! I love this place!




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2015 Oct 9
A truly rich and delicious implementation of one of Vietnam's best soup meals. Still incredible!

2014 Jun 12
When I saw Bn B Huế on the Specials board I absolutely had to try it. As usual, Huong's did not disappoint. This is a spicy and lemongrassy soup with more robust and pungent flavours than the Bn B Huế I've had elsewhere in Ottawa. Delicious to the last spoonful.

If you love Bn B Huế, you owe it to yourself to try this one.




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2014 Aug 29
I said it before and I'll say it again.

Spicy .. beefy ... slurpy ... goodness.

.... and I like their new location. Fresh, clean and full of mirrors !

Don't for get to rub Buddha's belly on the way out. It'll bring you wealth and good luck.

2013 Oct 6
mother of god! strongly echoing the recommendations on the satế soup at Huong's. this stuff is effin' incredible (yeah that's right). for the record the dish is listed under the Hủ Tiếu section of the menu.

as previously noted, it is stew-like in thickness/richness and very different than other Vietnamese satay-style soups in the city. it is spicy, but not overpoweringly so. the well rounded depth of flavour will knock your socks off and the consistency with the ground nuts and sesame seeds is really just sublime. think Vietnam's take on a hearty chili! that's the best way i can describe it.

very impressive and really just one of those gems you may not have found without the Ottawa Foodies community (i know everybody has a short list of these).

2013 Sep 27
Huong's Vietnamese Bistro has reopened in the former Honore Bakery location on Booth. It is newly renovated (not super fancy but new and clean) and a bit bigger than before. We had the Vietnamese pancake with rice paper (on recommendation by the server) dipped in fish sauce and wrapped with lettuce, bean sprouts, marinated carrots and cucumber. Yes, one of Ottawa's better appetizers for $8!!

Then hubs and I both had the Spicy Satay Beef rice noodle soup. Never had anything like this in any Vietnamese restaurant in Canada. Thick, saucy soup. Could have been a little spicier. The beef came out nicely against the satay soup with thin slices of onions. Yum!

Attached is a picture to show what us inside the soup! :)

2012 Dec 28
The Hu Tieu Sate is so flavourful here! This one didn't seem as spicy as usual, but that might be because it had cooled by the time we got to it. I already described it here when I first tried it so I won't repeat myself. Suffice it to say that my Vietnamese friend was impressed with it.

2012 Dec 17
Another bowl.

Spicy .. beefy ... slurpy ... goodness.

Great on a cold winter's day.


2011 Apr 20
The satay soup here is excellent, like nothing termed "satay" that I have had in the other Chinatown Pho joints...if you are looking for a variation on Pho, this is a great way to go, very filling, not too spicy and with great depth of flavour.

2009 Jun 9
Had the satay soup - was really, really tasty and very rich and filling. It was spicy (not overkill), loaded with chilis and maybe even some chili oil. As previously noted, the broth here is more stew-like, quite thick and thickened with finely ground roasted peanuts along with other ingredients. This had rice noodles in there along with some sliced onion, tomato, cilantro, and green onion. I had it mine with chicken (was sliced white chicken meat), was able to finish about 2/3's of a bowl after eating some spring rolls and I was done in. This is definitely Ottawa's best satay style soup that I've had - I'm glad I have leftovers for my lunch tomorrow!

2009 Jun 8
Our server assured me that the Satay Soup at Huong's is the real thing. He said only one other restaurant in Ottawa serves it, and some internet research indicates to me that this is a sought-after dish that is quite hard to come by in our corner of the world.

It is nothing like the (admittedly delicious) satay-style soups you find at most Pho restaurants. For starters, the broth is not a clearish chicken one but is instead a rich, slow-simmered beefy broth. It has been thickened with an assortment of ground nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts, and sesame seeds if I remember correctly), onion, garlic, tomato, and chilis. It rates quite high on the spiciness scale and has an impressive depth of flavour. The nuts and chilis make it quite a rich dish, which may be best shared with someone else as part of a meal. There is a choice of chicken or beef in the soup; I opted for the beef and was pleased to find a generous number of thin (pho style) beef slices.

If you like Malaysian curries you will absolutely love this soup! Those with a good spice tolerance will delight at the savoury symphony that results when this soup dances the tango on your tongue.




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May 5
My daughter had the wonton soup. Nice homemade style wontons with a bit of vegetables in a hot, flavourful broth.

2009 Jun 8
A nice portion of light broth with some strips of leafy yellow cabbage and eight small shrimp dumplings. We shared it four ways (and were provided 4 little bowls and spoons unasked). I'm already dreaming of my next visit where I'll be tempted to feast on an entire bowl of this soup followed by the still-untried Crispy Seafood Noodle (Mi Xao) dish.




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May 5
The grilled beef, grilled chicken and grilled shrimp with rice was fresh and tasty. The grilled chicken was my least favourite. It was a little too marinated. The side of marinated cabbage and shredded cucumbers was a nice touch.

2012 Dec 28
One of the fun things about dining with someone born and raised in Vietnam is when they point out the discrepancies. For example, the "La Lot" in the "Com Bo La Lot" turned out to be "Tia To". Thus, Betel Leaf Wrapped Beef Roll on Rice turns out to be Vietnamese Perilla Wrapped Beef Roll with Rice. ;-)

Anyway, these crispy little cylindrical ground beef and glass noodle meatballs derived more of their flavour from the salty-sweet marinade than from their snug and leafy cocoons. They are a wonderful alternative to the ubiquitous grilled lemongrass beef.

2011 Jun 19
At $8, this is a pretty incredibly priced meal! The rice is perfect and the meat is fairly tasty, although not as well grilled as I've had at other places. My plate (pictured here) included BBQ beef and pork chop. The pork chop was terribly disappointing, but I admit to having been spoiled by the late Mee Xim . Wifey had BBQ beef, BBQ chicken, and BBQ shrimp.

So the quality is not great but the value is fantastic!




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2009 Jun 8
The Shrimp Rice Paper Wraps (aka Goi Cuon / Summer Rolls / Salad Rolls) were of very good quality, freshly prepared and containing a good ratio of vermicelli, lettuce, mint, and meat. The 4 separate bowls of peanut dipping sauce were a nice touch (most places give you one per order).




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2011 Feb 17
The bo kho is off the menu now! I spoke with the owner, apparently too many people complained about the fattiness of the beef... so disappointing! I'll have to keep working on my bo kho recipe at home, very close to Huong's!





2012 Dec 28
I had the honour of lunching here with a friend who was born and raised in Vietnam. Apparently, my pronunciation of dishes in Vietnamese needs a lot of work! :-)

We started with the mild but minty-fresh Green Papaya Salad with Vietnamese Beef Jerky. Paper-thin julienned strips of cured beef adorned a haystack of green papaya and shredded mint leaves. Chopped peanuts added richness and crunch, while a side bowl of nuoc cham added saltiness and umami complexity. Highly addictive!





2015 May 15
Less garlicky, smaller fried tofu, and still not very spicy, the bn riu cua has changed a bit since I first had it here 4 years ago. A few tasty blobs of brown crab meat and lots of slippery thick rice vermicelli. I loaded all the shredded lettuce into the bowl along with the basil. Very nice for a change in my routine!

2011 May 29
Enjoyed a bowl of bn riu cua after reading about it on Anne DesBrisay's review (www.ottawacitizen.com).

The soup was good, although I don't remember details. It was less spicy than I expected but quite garlicky.

I was there just a few days after the Citizen review was published and the place was hopping! Like Momomoto, I had already posted my photo to Twitter (twitter.com) and didn't remember to put it here until now.