Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

Archive for the ‘Garden Grove’ Category

Huong Huong Food to Go – (714) 895-6551 – Westminster

Posted by k on October 28, 2010

Huong Huong Food to Go – (714) 895-6551 – Westminster, 9262 Bolsa Ave #C, 92683

A big buffet of food that you can point to and choose to take home. Lots of different Vietnamese food classics and staples. Sort of the a Vietnamese style Boston Market restaurant.

Another location is at 9892 Westminster Ave #315, Garden Grove, CA 92643, (714) 534-4820 – located in the 99 cent store complex near Brodard Restaurant.

Posted in $1 to $5 Cheap eats, 2 star - Motel 6, Garden Grove, H, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Com Gia Dinh/Family Style | Leave a Comment »

Tay Thuong – Garden Grove – 714-530-7077

Posted by k on June 21, 2010

Tay Thuong – Garden Grove – 714-530-7077  –  9904 Westminster Ave, CA 92844

Tues to Sun 9am to 9pm, closed on Mondays. The beef noodle soup Bun Bo Hue (Boon Baw Way) and yellow noodle salad soup Mi Quang (Me Kwan) is good here.

Posted in $1 to $5 Cheap eats, 2 star - Motel 6, Garden Grove, T, Vietnamese, x - Bun Bo Hue/Beef Noodle Soup, x - Mi/Egg Noodle Soup | Leave a Comment »

Trieu Chau Restaurant – (714) 537-2433 – Garden Grove

Posted by k on May 3, 2010

New Trieu Chau Restaurant – (714) 537-2433 – Garden Grove – 9902 Westminster Ave, 92844

open 7 days a week, dungy little place that is good for the Chinese style egg noodle soup Mi (Me) and Hu Tieu (Who Deal) – pork broth rice noodle soup popular with seafood like scallop, shrimp, pork, crab meat.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, Garden Grove, T, Vietnamese, x - Hu Tieu/Noodle Soup, x - Mi/Egg Noodle Soup | Leave a Comment »

Grand Com ga Hai Nam – Garden Grove – (714) 638-1310

Posted by k on January 10, 2009

Grand Com ga Hai Nam – Garden Grove – (714) 638-1310, 9904 Westminster Ave, 92844

Located in the Mall of Fortune complex close to the Hong An and Binh Minh restaurants. This place specializes in Com Ga Hai Nam (Come Gaah High Nam) which is chopped pieces of cold chicken still on the bone served with Vietnamese salad/herbs and ginger fish dipping sauce. Not my favorite because the chicken is tasteless and cold for my Americanized palatte, but the Com Ga Xe Phai (Come Gaah Sair Five) is quite good which is shredded chicken with herbs tossed in a tangy sweet vinger sauce and chicken broth cooked rice. I tried the Pho Ga Kho (Fahh Gaah Ho) which is dry Pho Ga but it was tasteless and I wouldn’t recommend it. Go for the regular Pho Ga soup not the dry version if you want to try the soup here.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, Garden Grove, Vietnamese, x - Com Ga/Chicken Rice | 3 Comments »

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 Bach Yen – Garden Grove – (714) 636-3016

Posted by k on February 10, 2008

Pho Bach Yen, Garden Grove – (714) 636-3016, 9786 Westminster, 92844

One of the best deals for Pho around, free drink, nuoc mat, (nook mak), free appetizer rolls: Nem Nuong (Num Noong) – Spring rolls (not fried egg rolls). Rice paper sheets wrapped around lettuce, mint, pork with a peanut dipping sauce, and finally free sweet bean dessert, che (jair) 

Pho (Fuh) – Most popular noodle soup of Vietnam. Rice noodle with meat usually beef, onion, ginger broth, beansprouts, lime, and basil. There are hundreds of Pho noodle shops and each one depends on personal tastes.

A common misconception is that you have to drink all the broth in the entire soup thus Pho is too filling of a meal. But in reality most people just eat the noodles and meat and leave a large portion of the broth uneaten. Pho broth is very fatty by the way so it is unhealthy to drink it in large amounts on a daily basis.

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

Phuong Restaurant – (714) 534-3339 – Garden Grove

Posted by k on February 4, 2008

Phuong Restaurant – (714) 534-3339 – Garden Grove, 10722 Westminster Ave, 92843

Known for it’s hu tieu (who tew) noodle soup. There are 2 kinds of noodles to choose from, the regular white rice noodle, ban mem (Bun ma’am) or the clear, chewy transparent noodle, ban dai, (Bun yai). Most people order it dry, kho (hoe), so that there the soup base is separate and a shrimp, tomato sauce is provided. The noodles are in a separate bowl with pork slices, shrimp, egg, squid.

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Royal Capital Seafood – Garden Grove – (714) 638-8315

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Royal Capital Seafood – Garden Grove – (714) 638-8315 – 10911 Westminster Blvd, 92843 – www.royalcapitalseafood.com

Family style Chinese-Vietnamese meals. 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. Kung Pao Chicken is also a favorite here.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 2 star - Motel 6, Garden Grove, R, x - Tom Hum/Lobster | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Kyotori – Garden Grove – (714) 530-3029

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Kyotori – Garden Grove – (714) 530-3029 – 9789 Chapman Ave, 92841  (next to Regal Theater)

Sushi – some places that have affordable yet tasty sushi and Japanese cuisine.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 3 star - Best Western, Garden Grove, Japanese, K | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »