Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

Archive for September, 2008

Casa Inka – Fountain Valley (714) 847-7555

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Casa Inka – Fountain Valley (714) 847-7555 – 8610 Warner Ave, 92708

This is one of a few Peruvian restaurants I’ve visited in Orange County. Nice ambience but afraid it may not last since very few customers whenever I’ve been there. Wait service is slow but food is tasty if you like Peruvian food. The owner Angel is actually Cuban and stopped by our table to introduce himself, his Peruvian wife, Anna is the chef. They advertised $7 lunch specials so I tried that and was very disappointed that the portion of chicken was small like a single drumstick on a bed of cilantro rice. Guess that’s why it was only 7 bucks. Dinner was a little pricey but portions more generous.

Posted in 3 star - Best Western, C, Fountain Valley, Over $12+ Pricey, Peruvian | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Sing Sing Bakery – Westminster (714) 775-8307

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Sing Sing Bakery – Westminster (714) 775-8307 – 9600 Bolsa Suite A, 92683

Many Vietnamese bakeries in Orange County that make French influenced pastries such as ban pate chaud (bun patty soul) which is like an empanada, flaky crust with meat patty inside. There’s also ban bao (bun bow) which is a fluffy white flour ball with meat/egg patty inside which is a popular breakfast food. For parties, many people like to buy the ban trai cai (bun try kay) which is a fruit pie, a flaky crust topped with cream and then on top of that fresh fruit like strawberries, kiwi, oranges in a clear gelatin sauce. It is not too sweet so many older folks enjoy it.

I bought my wedding cake from Sing Sing Bakery and they did a very nice job, tasty and looked great but half the price of that other overpriced Vietnamese cake specialist, Final Touch.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, S, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Ban Pate Chaud / Bakery | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Pho Vie II – Garden Grove (714) 539-5224

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Pho Vie II – Garden Grove (714) 539-5224 – 10120 Westminster Ave, 92843

Another Pho shop that seems to be related to Pho Thanh. It is notable because it was one of the first to have the 50% Pho Ga special. A good deal for a bowl of Vietnamese style chicken noodle soup. Still, my favorite hands down is Pho 86 since the broth doesn’t seem to be as oily there.

Posted in $1 to $5 Cheap eats, 2 star - Motel 6, Garden Grove, P, Vietnamese, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Binh Minh – Garden Grove (714) 636-7103

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Binh Minh – Garden Grove (714) 636-7103 – 9908 Westminster Ave, 92844, closed Wednesdays. Sun to Thurs 9am to 9pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to 9:30pm

Specializing in Northern Vietnamese dishes like Bun Cha Ha Noi (Boon Jaa Ha Noy) and Bung (Boong). Located in the 99 cent store complex.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, B, Garden Grove, Vietnamese, x - Bun Cha Ha Noi | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Pho Thanh – Westminster (714) 839-9882

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Pho Thanh – Westminster (714) 839-9882 – 9625 Bolsa Ave, 92683

This Pho noodle restaurant opens 24 hours so late night party’ers can come here if they are craving a bowl of Pho. Usually Pho late at night is saltier than a fresh batch in the morning because the broth has been stewing for quite a while. Watch that sodium intake! Recently a number of Pho shops are offer a 50% off deal since there are a gazillion Pho restaurants in Westminster. This place offers 50% off of Pho Ga (Fuh Gaah) which is the Chicken Noodle soup from 8 am to 8 pm. Still, my favorite Pho Ga shop is still Pho 86.

Posted in 2 star - Motel 6, P, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Tagged: , , , , , | 2 Comments »