I was pretty surprised and excited when my Dad told me that there’s a place called Bo Laksa King which serves traditional Myanmar cuisine here in Vancouver. Up until quite recently Myanmar has been very closed off to the world and so I didn’t know we had any sort of Burmese community here. But, Vancouver being the multicultural tapestry that it is, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Wendy and I checked the menu online and it looked fascinating, so we trekked down to Hastings-Sunrise for a lunch date.
It’s a pretty unassuming little place, and you might not expect much if you haven’t heard Bo Laksa’s reputation, (it’s won itself a few awards over the past couple of years). However we learned that Bo no longer owns the place as he’s sold it along with his name. We think maybe his recipes too…but we haven’t been here while Bo was still here so we had nothing to compare to. Now this Bo Laksa King is owned by a nice couple with the husband manning the front and the wife cooking in the back.