Restaurant review: Gold Train Express in Kitsilano

On a chilly winter day, there’s something very comforting about a warm bowl of soup.  I was wandering round West Broadway and spotted a location of Gold Train Express.  I’d been to the location on Kingsway before, so I no second thoughts stopping here for a bowl of pho

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This is easily one of the largest Gold Train locations, it’s a big space with lots of seating.   I was seated immediately, and ordered a small bowl of well done flank and beef ball pho.

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It’s been a few years since I was at the Kingsway location, but I remember the pho tasting better.  The broth here is quite mild, with very little of the characteristic spices (cinnamon, cloves, star anise, etc).

But the portions are generous, the bean sprouts, onions and scallions are fresh.  The beef flank and beef balls tasted pretty good.

The relatively mild broth meant I ended up loading in lots of hoisin and chili sauce to add much-needed flavor to the soup.

This was not a bad place for value, but only so-so for the flavor of the food.

The room is very large and not too crowded, but probably in need of a refresh.

The service was quick and efficient.
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