Dot Com Pho – Beefy Beef Noodle Edition

This edition of the weekly Dot Com Pho meetup saw the crew head to Vancouver’s Main Street to try out some Beefy Beef Noodles. Beef noodle soup is the closest thing that Taiwan has to Pho. I first tried it when I was in Taipei for Computex and was glad to see that Vancouver had quite a few Taiwan beef noodle houses.

Beefy Beef Noodle gets its name because their bowl of noodle has some pretty big chunks of beef in it. The place is almost too clean for an Asian restaurant. Unlike Wang’s Beef Noodle House, we weren’t afraid of getting sick after eating. It should be noted that I want to hold Dot Com Pho at Wang’s but was voted down because everyone was too scare to eat there.

The beef noodle at Beefy wasn’t bad but it’s wasn’t that great either. The beef was nice and tender but the soup base and noodle didn’t wasn’t up to the same level. I also had a chance to sample some marinated tofu, seaweed and pig ears. The only thing that was good were the pig ears. The tofu was bland and the seaweed was pretty much uneatable.

Beefy Beef Noodle was recommend to us by Greg Morgan, who was also the one who made that Greek Simpatico Dot Com Pho recommendation. At least he showed up this time to share our pain.

For this edition of Dot Com Pho, we have THREE GIRLS showing up, pink drinks with balls and lots of pride, Lesley kicking Ed Lau out of bed, deep fried squid tentacles, pig ear fail, fireworks credits and Ed Lau graduating school only to go back to school. Got to maintain that professional student status, I guess.

Beefy Beef Noodle

Beefy Beef Noodle

Beefy Beef Noodle

35 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Beefy Beef Noodle Edition”

  1. What did Ed graduate with?

    1. John Chow says:

      I think it was call, “How to stay in school forever and live the professional student lifestyle”

      1. I could probably qualify for that one. I won’t tell you how long I went to community college. It didn’t affect my ability to earn money though. So much for the piece of paper that says you graduated.

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Ed can probably chime in on his own here, but I think it was sociology or something like that. He can now move on to cheese appreciation.

    3. Ed Lau says:

      My degree says “sociology” but we all know I majored in “awesoming”.

      1. Certainly you did Ed … you got class and style with great presence of mind.

  2. That would make anyone full. Nice place though

  3. At least the tofu was not the Fried Stinky Tofu type that they have in Shanghai/Taiwan.

    1. John Chow says:

      I think that would have tasted better!

      1. Kent says:

        Yes, agree. Those “fried stinky tofu” actually taste better, much better. 🙂

        John, you sure have been shanghailizaed.

  4. Michael Kwan says:

    Personally, I can’t really have bubble tea while I’m having a meal. It’s more of a dessert/snack thing for me.

  5. hospitalera says:

    Nevertheless, it looks like you had a lot of fun! SY

    1. Yeah that is the real fun of John Chow blog … learn how to earn and also learn where to eat.

      I simply love this segment of John’s blog. You will not get this kind of combination in any online learning blog.

  6. EarningStep says:

    unfortunately i don’t eat beef . but that is still a ” nice looking ” food

    1. mee too don’t eat beef, and it also dose not look good to me. sorry

      1. Lee Ka Hoong says:

        Me 3 don’t eat beef, I don’t mean that I don’t like it because I’ve never tried it before, and it’s something to do with my religion, I can’t take beef.


  7. Benjamin says:

    Great post. Entertaining.

    Makes me want to stop procrastinating and actually make an effort with my own blog, not to mention hang out and have fun.

    Looking forward to the next Dot Com Pho.

  8. Dot Com Pho looks like another success. Going back to the roots this time lol

  9. Woa, beautiful girls, would you like to attend my dating site?

    (oh crap, where’s my affiliate link)

    1. EarningStep says:

      i didn’t see any girl here . o…ow ?

      1. Watch the video from 4:07 – 4:25, you’ll know what I’m talking about. 🙂

  10. fas says:

    Looks horror, the pig ears.

  11. Beef Noodles are very soothing to my throat. I’m starving. I like to eat and consume the hot soap wow! It’s really good specially when I have sore throat.

  12. Greg Ellison says:

    It looks like a lot of fun and some good loking food. Greg Ellison

  13. Pretty big hunks of beef alright, it looks like there’s a whole cow in that soup.

  14. Debo Hobo says:

    The Beefy Bee Noodle sounds good, but I’m not even going to ever try pig ear.

  15. it sounds good ! 😉

  16. Pig’s what now?

    1. Ed Lau says:

      Ears. The things they, like, hear with.

  17. Eric Tan says:

    Food looks great! drinks looked even better. didn’t see what the girls were drinking though…

  18. Couldn’t stop laughing at your comment that the restaurant “is almost too clean for an Asian restaurant”! Thanks for the videos.

  19. Ghostwriter says:

    Pig’s ears is alright. Have you tried pig’s blood? Quite tasty as long as you ignore what it is.

  20. I love those beef noodle soups! They are THE BEST EVER!!!


  21. Hey why there were no introduction of other two girls. So you guys were talking about 1 : 1 ratio. That means John left out … Good …

  22. videostar says:

    I like the atmosphere better than food,I go to the restaurants just for fun,for good time being.THere I forget what I eat pig’s ears or oxen tails.

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