Vietnamese Soup We love to try various ethnic foods. My daughters get frustrated with friends who like the same, bland North American restaurants all the time. In our city were have great eateries serving a variety of cuisines. Between 1978 and 1980 Canada accepted more than 60,000 refugees from Indo-China. Various church groups and individuals sponsored these “ boat people ” and helped them adjust to life in a new, peaceful country. Our daughter became friends with a nursing classmate whose family had come to Canada at that time. She introduced us to this restaurant which has become one of our favourites. Pho is a delicious meat broth served with rice noodles, fresh Thai basil, bean sprouts and lime. Hot chili pepper sauce can be added to taste. The small order costs a modest $5.00 and is at least a 4 cup serving. The green tea is complementary. It is eaten with chopsticks and a small spoon, but you will be given more standard utensils if you ask. If I feel the slightest hint of a head cold coming on, a bowl of Pho is a certain cure. There are many Viet-Thai restaurants in southern Ontario now and it is no surprise that they are so popular…tasty and healthy food choices...fast service…modest price.