*Listed in alphabetical order.
Vietnamese influences definitely play into Foreign Concept’s pan-Asian cooking, with dishes like the Alberta trout cha ca la vong offering a modern take on Vietnamese flavours and traditions.
1011 1 St. S.W., 403-719-7288, foreignconcept.ca
Calgary has its share of traditional Vietnamese restaurants and this southwest spot is a long-time favourite for many with its fresh and reasonably priced bowls of pho, rice vermicelli, baguette sandwiches and crispy spring rolls.
116, 3715 51 St. S.W., 403-242-2633, lemongrasswest.ca
Taking traditional Vietnamese dishes to the next level, Pure offers refreshing and slightly fancier versions of classics like char siu pulled-pork spring rolls, open faced bahn mi sandwiches and lemongrass vermicelli.
815 8 Ave. S.W., 403-475-1899, purecontemporaryvietnamese.com