Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

A guide to mostly good Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County, California.

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Cay Dua – (714) 839-7799 – Santa Ana

Posted by k on October 28, 2010

Cay Dua – (714) 839-7799 – Santa Ana – 3522 W First St, 92703 next to Favori Restaurant across from the Ace Hardware store. Corner of First and Jackson Streets. Hours as of Oct 2010 were: Mon – Wed 10am to 9pm, Fri – Sun 10am – 10pm.

A small restaurant known for the Cha ca thanh long (jaa ka tan long) which is sizzling fish with dill served with vermicilli noodles. Bun Mam Bac Lieu is also popular here. The specials are Ban si va le nem chua ba diem, lau mam, banh canh tom cua.

Banh Xeo (Bun sale) is good here as well. That is the savory crepe like pancake that you eat with mint and herbs.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, C, Santa Ana, Vietnamese, x - Ban Xeo/Crepe, x - cha Ca Thanh Long/Sizzing Fish | Leave a Comment »

Favori – (714) 531-6838 – Santa Ana

Posted by k on May 3, 2010

Favori – (714) 531-6838 – Santa Ana – 3502 W. First St, 92703 – www.favorirestaurant.com

One of the oldest Vietnamese restaurants specializing in French/Vietnamese courses but also Ca Nuong (Ka Noong)  and Lau (Loud) – a hot pot fondue like soup where you boil the raw meat/seafood at your table and eat with salad and rice noodles.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 2 star - Motel 6, F, Santa Ana, Vietnamese, x - Ca Nuong/Grilled Fish, x - Lau | Leave a Comment »

Pho Tau Bay LTT – Santa Ana – 714-531-6634

Posted by k on June 7, 2009

Pho Tau Bay LTT – Santa Ana – 714-531-6634

3610W. First St, Suite C, 92703, closed Mondays, Open Tues-Sat: 8am – 8pm, Sun & Holidays: 8am – 4pm.

This place used to be famous for it’s hand made banh cuon (bun koon) but with my latest visit, the portions were sparse. The Pho here is not my favorite, I would go here for the banh cuon instead, although I like the Banh Cuon Tay Ho portions better.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, P, Santa Ana, Vietnamese, x - Banh Cuon/Rice rolls, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Leave a Comment »

Newport Seafood Restaurant – Tan Cang – Santa Ana (714) 531-5146

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Newport Seafood Restaurant – Tan Cang – Santa Ana (714) 531-5146 or (714) 531-1009 – 4411 W. First St, 92703

Tom Hum (Toam Hoom) – Lobster in a savory sauce. There are a number of Chinese-Vietnamese restaurants serving large family style banquet meals with a majority of the specialty in seafood dishes

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, N, Santa Ana, T, x - Com Gia Dinh/Family Style, x - Tom Hum/Lobster | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Quan Thanh – Santa Ana – (714) 775-4838

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Quan Thanh (714) 775-4838 – www.thanhrestaurant.com  120 S. Harbor Blvd, ste H, 92707

Food is always good at any of the 3 Thanh restaurants, but this one is the worst in cleanliness and a turn off.

Com Tam (Gum Tum) – translates to broken rice. A filling meal of rice with delicious grilled meat or seafood, served with pickled vegetables, sometimes with egg-foo-young patty or a fried egg. Drizzle the fish sauce all over and you’ve got a pretty tasty rice dish.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, Q, Santa Ana, x - Com Tam/Broken Rice | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
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