My family and I have eaten at Lac Vien a few times and continuously love it! They offer a variety of dishes from mango salads, fried rice, fried noodles, different types of pho and so on. The prices are great as well, definitely affordable for the quality you’re getting. We usually go on Sundays for lunch and the place is always packed. This time we went on a Saturday. We ordered their fresh rolls with shrimp, deep fried spring rolls, beef pad thai, mango salad with grilled chicken and house special pho.
Lac Vien’s portions are quite big, perfect for sharing! I also appreciate their quick service and friendly staff . The food arrives at our table within minutes of ordering and is hot and fresh. Often, I would have to wait a few minutes for the spring rolls to cool down before taking a bite. Similarly with the pho, I would squeeze the lime, add the bean sprouts and tear a few leaves before diving in. For added flavour and spice, each table has a container of crushed chili, hot sauce and hoisin sauce. I prefer to add a little crushed chili and hoisin sauce to balance the flavours. After mixing all of these components together, my bowl of pho tastes spicy (but not too spicy), tangy from the lime, a little sweet from the hoisin and savoury from the broth. The house special pho is light, flavourful and comforting. As for the rest of the dishes we order, they were well cooked and again flavourful.
I definitely recommend eating at Lac Vien if you live around Scarborough-Markham area or just in the neighborhood!
Do you guys know other awesome Vietnamese restaurants in Scarborough or around the GTA I should check out? Let me know by leaving a comment below 🙂