Dot Com Pho – The hamPHOger Edition

After taking a few weeks break, Dot Com Pho is back and this time we headed over to Vera’s Burger Shack to do the first ever hamPHOger edition of Dot Com Pho. Vera’s Burger Shack started as a beach concession in 1977 under the owners Vera and her husband Frank.

As Vera and Frank got older they handed over the day to day operation of the “shack” to their granddaughters, who tried to carry the torch for the next generation. However, the next generation was more interested in making money online than flipping burgers, so in 2000, Gerald Tritt, a family friend, took over the business. In 2001 Gerald and his partner, Noah Cantor, started to franchise Vera’s and today, they have twelve locations in Greater Vancouver with a thirteenth opening at the Vancouver International airport this month.

The burgers at Vera’s are positively huge. Their G Money burger makes the Big Mac look like a tiny bite. The prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. I ordered the G Money burger, which featured double patty, double fried mushrooms, double cheese and double odds. The resulting monster is bigger than any mouths except maybe a hippo’s.

We had a full house of ten making out to the shack for the hamPHOger feast. It was great to see everyone again and meet a new face as well. For the hamPHOger edition of Dot Com Pho, we have some really big burgers, recalling the Dot Com Go Kart crash with Leo Chiang and something that we’ve never done before. We’re going to show you what really happens at a Dot Com Pho meetup when the camera is not rolling. Enjoy!

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37 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – The hamPHOger Edition”

  1. Melody says:

    Those are the kind of burgers that come alive and start taking over the you pass out later from with a good nap.. 🙂

    What was everyone doing with their phones?

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    1. Cam Birch says:

      Looks like everyone is busy wasting time and making money with their phones. Gotta love a phone that’ll make you money.

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      1. Making money and a great burger! WOW! JC you have arrived!

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  2. WPThemes says:

    Anyways wants a heart attack should order one.

    Though it does look pretty good

  3. Looks real delicious. I want some. Nevertheless, hows your health condition, Mr. Chow?

  4. Sorry, missed one thing. What are the contents of the burger, apart from ham?

  5. Pho is great. I like it!!!

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  6. EarningStep says:

    that’s look delicous john ,i have the same question with richael

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  7. Gary says:

    Sweet, from this day on, I will be known as Gary Ny!! 😀

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  8. Ed Lau says:

    Are we Scottish all of a sudden?

    And I was showing John how they fight in the NBA…unlike in soccer where bald Frenchmen headbutt Italian douches in the chest.

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    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I was wondering the same thing when the music hit.

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    2. John Chow says:

      What? You don’t like Scottish music? I have a lot of Scottish readers, you know!

  9. Tom says:

    That looks so Geekish! ( didn’t mean by that anything good… )

  10. Yummy, a heart attack burger!

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  11. ariel says:

    hello mr.chow, I want to learn how get earn on my blog. thanks for your suggested if you dont mind.

  12. That “curry” looks amazing. The typical burger is just to plain.. time for a “jerk” burger or something exotic.

    p.s. keep the sugar away from the fat fella.

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  13. Msn Emotions says:

    Heart Burn in a bun.

  14. dinnerware says:

    That’s a serious hunk of meat! Nice to see you guys getting together again.

  15. Diabetis says:

    How many people could eat a single burger of that size?

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  16. Ben Pei says:

    Lol nice! Hamburger and beer..

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  17. Cam Birch says:

    That is one huge burger. And quite a deal for the size. If I ever end up in Vancouver I will totally have to arrange to come down.

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    1. Stephen says:

      It’s a good appetizer for me. But for 16 bucks, I really wasn’t that fulfilled. It was tasty though.

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  18. Mmm, those burgers look delicious!

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  19. Nice!

    This video could be a good appetizer. 😉



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  20. The burger looks sooooo delicious 🙂

  21. MLDina says:

    Are you guys up for a DotComPhoYork during Affiliate Summit? We’re going to have to work in pizza somehow.

  22. Brad says:

    that burger looks awe.some!

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  23. What a coincidence…I was eating “Bhindi Masala”, Chicken Curry, and Naan while watching this video and I saw someone eating Matar Paneer. So I was not alone…
    BTW—It was leftover from my party.

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  24. Anyone need a heart bypass after this Dot Com Pho, Greasy Meat Edition?

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  25. I had a heart attack just looking at it.

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  26. Suroso says:

    It looks like an awesome burger John…hmmmm…i feel hungry now

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  27. Dang it, now I want to go out to Island’s burgers tonight 🙁


  28. So lady love Matar Paneer dish with rice. This is the most loveable dish in India and Pakistan. But this have high calorie.

    If you know how to make it perfectly than I am sure you will be fond of these dishes.

    Other Panner dishes are –

    Butter Paneer Masala
    Kadhai Paneer
    Paneer Do Pyaza

    Just tried it … you can see Indian recipe at –

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  29. gurtey says:

    looks delicious againg, john…having a great time.

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  30. aansa says:

    The burger is making me hundery.

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  31. Damn!! that is the best burguer I ever seen…

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