Dot Com Pho – Nando’s Chicken Edition

We decided to take a break from the normal Vietnamese noodle and try something different for this week’s Dot Com Pho. I ask for restaurant suggestions and Jasmin Norris said to go to Nando’s Chicken in Karrisdale because it was close to her and she’ll be able to join us. So we go there and like a typical prima donna, Jasmin doesn’t show. Her reason? She had to work. Ed Lau’s reaction was, “Work? What the hell is that?” What the hell is work anyway?

Even though we were missing some of the Pho regulars, we still had a total 12 people attend this edition of Dot Com Pho. For more than half of the attendees, this was their first Pho meet up. It’s always good to see new faces and we welcome anyone to join us for Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find the time and location of the next one.

Nando’s Chicken Karrisdale proved to be a great place to hold a Dot Com Pho. The place had plenty of room and wasn’t busy at all. We pretty much had the entire place all to ourselves. The chicken was really good and extremely tender. Nando’s can prepare your chicken with a choice of spiciness ranging from mild to extra hot. Better make sure you have lot of water nearby before trying the extra hot.

For the Nando’s edition of Dot Com Pho, we have Peri Peri Chicken, people with ADD, making fun of Jasmin, walking in a winter wonderland, West Vancouver junk mail and a whole lot more. This was definitely one of the most fun Dot Com Pho video I’ve ever filmed. Enjoy!

Nando's Chicken

Nando's Chicken

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37 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Nando’s Chicken Edition”

  1. Ray Ebersole says:

    Milk, not water if you want to kill hotness in food. Water will just make it worse.

    1. Kevin Pasco says:

      Actually MythBusters said that water is the best. Milk has too much acid in it which can’t do as good of a job as some regular old H2O can.

      1. Ray Ebersole says:

        Mythbusters doesn’t have the PHD like the real doctors that will tell you that water does nothing but spread it around Because capsaicins are not water-soluble, drinking milk (with milk fat and proteins) rather than water is a more effective way to quench the fire caused by hot peppers..

        That is why Mythbusters is a bunch of FUD.

        1. AK says:

          Actually, the real doctors you speak of have MDs, not (necessarily) PHDs.

        2. Valentina says:

          Grew up with the hot stuff in the Orient … we always had lemonade alongside the hot dishes – that would be the real lemon squeezed not the powdered versions we have here (and nowhere as tasty)


  2. Pete Quily says:

    Hi John,

    Was my first Dotcompho and i had a great time. Lots of stimulating conversation good for us understimulated ADDers. Thanks for the Broke DVD and the hilarious West Van junkmail examples. I never thought there was junkmail advertising that was so prestigious that they could sell other companies ad space insides their own collection of ads.

    This was the blog post on the advantage of having ADHD as an internet marketer by Rich Schefren I was telling people about. He says 76% of the successful internet marketers he’s coached have had ADHD.

    Their are higher rates of ADHD among entrepreners, as well as techies, and marketers. So internet marketers running their own businesses have 3 possible sources of ADHD:) Boredom is an ADDers kryptonite and the net’s not a boring place:)

    For the curious types, here’s a 5 minute Harvard/NYU Adult ADHD screener test

    Nando’s chicken & their yam fries were really good. Looking forward to the results of Ed’s new project.

    1. Great resources, I have a hyperactive brain also, so excuse me that I leave JC’s blog for the moment and browse over to them! I will be back shortly as soon as my brain gets distracted again, SY

  3. As a proud South African it makes me happy to see some local fare on the menu. Nando’s originated a couple of kilometers from where I live, and I regularly get my chicken fix from the original store (much revamped over the years, of course!) It does make a nice change to actually knoiw what the food you guys are eating, tastes like!

  4. Bill says:

    Tha chicken looks so yummy….give me one will ya πŸ˜€

  5. videostar says:

    How I would like to taste that chicken!Mmmm!

    1. iHing says:

      Jaques, hi fellow South African. I know which Nando outlet you talking about. I use to go there all the time. Now I go to the Kerrisdale Nando’s most friday nights. John I’ll have to try and join your Pho outings sometime. Just had a baby so I am mostly house bound in my spare time.

      1. Hiya iHing! It is always great to connect with fellow saffers. Amazing how Nando’s gets us all crawling out the woodwork πŸ˜‰

  6. Dean Saliiba says:

    Once again I stupidly visit a post on your blog about food and now I’m hungry!

  7. Joe says:

    I’ll take the quesadillas. What’s in that dip. Looks delicious. And I I’m hungary!

  8. Do this kind of ads work …

    So this one now come with the being rich perk.

  9. This looks like a lot of fun – I’d like to partake in this next time I’m in Vancouver if I can!

  10. fas says:

    You could have tried mild peri peri, it requires less of water

  11. Just eat chicken for lunch..taste just like vietnamese

  12. chester says:

    Nando’s makes awesome chicken. Their Peri Peri fries rule.

  13. Charlo says:

    I love Nandos! John, we’re going to have to go out again when I get back next week. I love Pho too, let me know when the next time you go out for that and I’ll come out.

  14. In this dot com pho we had very less talk over food … only about ads and junk mail on rich neighbour hood.

  15. Kris Roxas says:

    Dude! I LOVE Nando’s =) I have one right near my house, and they’re always so good. Very tasty.

    And I think I’ll have to catch up on the Dot Com Pho idea =P Never heard of it until now.

    -Kris Roxas

  16. I’m not real sure what this Nando’s Chicken is and why people in South Africa mention it’s origins are from SA and then you John are eating it and it sounds popular in Canada…I’m definitely missing out on something good here. For those of us who are not familiar with this Nando chicken I’m going to google it and see what makes this little chicken morsel so popular. I’ll let ya all know, if there is anyone who doesn’t know about it. Thanks for making me hungry John especially w/ the pictures. jj

    1. Paulo says:

      I donΒ΄t know how it started, but is from Portugal this way of cooking chicken and is very popular all over the world .
      The Cockerel is a symbol of a Portuguese Town, Barcelos.
      You should try the real grilled chicken here in Portugal.
      Bom proveito

  17. Jijo Sunny says:

    Thanks for the article. Anyway, topic of this blog is changing. Huh?

    1. Well there are two things at John’s blog –

      Learn How to Earn …
      See what to eat.

  18. Tasty looking chicken there. Certainly not as exciting as the normal Pho fare, but looks good nonetheless.

  19. Kevin Pasco says:

    I’m CRAVING Nando’s right now…

  20. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    You know John Nandos is my favorite food! I’m hungry right now. Usually I’ll order 1/4 chicken set and take peri chips and coslaw, chicken favor will be peri-peri.

  21. Brad says:

    Chuck Norris rules all!

  22. chester says:

    Oh yeah and their chicken is the most flavourful chicken out there. Yum.

  23. oes tsetnoc says:

    The last dish looking yummy to me πŸ˜€

  24. Is that just a local chain where you live? The food looks delish!!

  25. Enoch Fung says:

    lol @ John. Did you get the Sea to Sky Premier Properties ones yet? They’re not magazines – they’re like books. I’ll bring them on Sat hahaha

  26. Money Online says:

    I’ve been following your Dot Com Pho posts. It is nice to hold this kind of eating get-togethers πŸ™‚ that’s free(?) publicity for the restaurants and good networking with the neighbors or other Internet marketers πŸ™‚ I wish I can join one of these. Keep it up!

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