Watching Linh Tran expertly man a sizzling hot wok while simultaneously tending grilled pork, it’s clear she’s in her element inside Viva restaurant. Viva’s Vietnamese food, with its French, Chinese and Indian influences, has earned a loyal following. From bánh mì to deluxe vermicelli to sweet and savoury stewed basa, the 50-seat West End eatery delivers well-executed Vietnamese classics. Authenticity rules inside the family-run business right down to the herbs and spices, many of which are sourced directly from Vietnam. 505 Sargent Ave, 204-772-3167.