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Foo’s Ho Ho: Eerie Dining Experience

Diana Chan October 6, 2012 Chinatown, Chinese, Two Beakers

Foo’s Ho Ho is known to be the oldest Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. Since it has such a funny name, I decided to bring M and S here for lunch. When we arrived at 12pm, all the signs said the restaurant was closed. The door was open, so we walked inside and there was one customer but no staff to be seen. We decided to leave and walk around the block but didn’t find anything else cool enough to eat. So, we called the restaurant back because we knew it was open. We called twice and they told us they were open.

We went back but the signs said it was still closed. The chef had to seat us down as there was only one server. We were very confused by how disorganized this restaurant is. This restaurant has been on magazines an attract lots of tourist, so it was strange how they were not prepared.

The interior is very outdated, but some people like it because it gives them nostalgia of when this place use to be the “it” place to go for Chinese food.

Hot and Sour Soup was alright. It could of been more spicy in my opinion.

Curry Chicken had lots of onions, peppers, and celery. It tasted ok as well.

Beef chow fun has a nice char on the noodles and the meat.

Overall, our experience was quite poor and the food was also mediocre. I had high hopes for this restaurant since it has been around for lots of years and has a rich history. The organization is poorly executed and they didn’t even have fried rice.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Long rich history since the 50’s and 60’s
  • Village-style type of Chinese food

We Rate Foos Ho Ho:

Address:
102 E Pender St
Vancouver, BC

Website:
http://www.fooshoho.com/

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • JLC

    I think you ordered the wrong sort of food there, their specialty is Canadianized Cantonese food, deep fried ribs, sticky rice stuffed chicken, wor wonton soup, the stuff that was made to cater to a less adventurous clientele