Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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Le Croissant Dore – (714) 895-3070 – Westminster

Posted by k on October 29, 2010

Le Croissant Dore – (714) 895-3070 – Westminster – 9122 Bolsa Ave, 92683

This French Vietnamese bakery is known for its fruit topped flan cakes Ban Trai Cay (Bun Try Kay) which are often ordered for parties. Many tasty french style pastries but this place is also know for its Bo Kho with Banh Mi or Hu Tieu (Baw Hall with Bun Me or Who Tew) Beef stew with French Bread or Noodles. Bo Kho is a spicy & hearty beef stew with carrots, beef chunks, onion, tendon, and a bit of curry spice.

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Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, L, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bo Kho/Beef Stew, x - French/Viet | Leave a Comment »

Song Long – (714) 775-3724 – Westminster

Posted by k on October 29, 2010

Song Long – (714) 775-3724 – Westminster – 9361 Bolsa Ave # 108, 92683
Hours as of 10/2010 were open 7 days a week 9am to 9:30pm

French/Vietnamese style dishes but the Cha Ca Thanh Long (Ja Ka Ton Long) which is the sizzling curry fish served with fresh fragrant dill herbs where you also mix yourself with vermicilli noodle, greens. Has other Vietnamese staples like bun thit nuong. I tried the banh khot (Bun Caulk) here and it was not good. That is the round little half rice cakes served with mint and lettuce. For good banh khot I recommend going to Khanh Hoa instead.

This place is also known for baked goods so if you order a french steak type dish you get the warmed up french roll which is not too bad.

Posted in 2 star - Motel 6, Over $12+ Pricey, S, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bun thit/Noodle Meat Salad, x - cha Ca Thanh Long/Sizzing Fish, x - French/Viet | 1 Comment »

Ban Mai – (714) 894-8432 – Westminster

Posted by k on October 28, 2010

Ban Mai – (714) 894-8432 – Westminster, 8890 Bolsa Ave, 92683
located in the ABC Supermarket complex near Bank of America.
A smelly, hole in the wall, probably rat infested place but known for the noodle soups.
Known for bun (boon) soups, in particular the bun thap cam (boon tup come) which is seafood noodle soup. The bun thit nuong (boon tick none) – cold vermicilli noodles with grilled pork isn’t too bad here either. The meat is a little on the fatty side but that is what makes it tasty.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, B, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bun Oc/Snail Noodle Soup, x - Bun Rieu, x - Bun thit/Noodle Meat Salad | Leave a Comment »

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 »

Kang Lac Bakery – Westminster – 714-894-6122

Posted by k on October 21, 2010

Kang Lac Bakery –  Westminster – 714-894-6122, 9301 Bolsa Ave, 92683

A small bakery specializing in Chao.  Chao Ca (CHOW KA) is a rice congee soup with fish Ca, or chicken Ga (Gaahh) that is normally served when one is sick like the American Chicken Noodle Soup, it is a comfort food that is good for those who have problems chewing.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, K, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Chao | Leave a Comment »

Passion Berry – Westminster – (714) 775-5300

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Passion Berry – Westminster – (714) 775-5300, 9550 Bolsa Ave #115C, 92683

One of the many Yogurt/dessert shops popping up like crazy. It reminds me of the Boba drink fad several years ago (early-mid 2000s). They are very similar to the Korean owned Pinkberry chain but the difference is it’s all self-serve and you get charged by the weight. You can pick from many flavors of frozen yoghurt and select your own fruit or candy toppings.

Posted in $1 to $5 Cheap eats, 3 star - Best Western, P, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Yoghurt/Ice cream Shop | 1 Comment »

Hoang Yen – Westminster – 714-531-8833

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Hoang Yen – Westminster – 714-531-8833, 9600 Bolsa Ave Ste N, 92683
Small, new restaurant located next to Luc Dinh Ky II. They serve a number of vietnamese dishes, but the Chao Ca is good here. Chao Ca (CHOW KA) is a rice congee soup with fish Ca, or chicken Ga (Gaahh) that is normally served when one is sick like the American Chicken Noodle Soup, it is a comfort food that is good for those who have problems chewing.
The Bun Vit Sao Mang (Boon Veet Sow Mung) is good here too. That’s rice noodle soup with Duck and Bamboo Shoots.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, H, Westminster, x - Bun Vit Sao Mang/Noodle Duck Bamboo Soup, x - Chao | Leave a Comment »

Thang Long Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 531-9400

Posted by k on January 28, 2009

Thang Long Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 531-9400, 9550 Bolsa Ave #115A, 92683 Mon-Sun 9am-3am.

This took the place of the fancy Saigon Restaurant which didn’t do very well. Bright green walls and modern white chairs, no real specialties here but the Com Ca Salmon – Salmon and Rice dish is grilled and tasty. Small portions, not very crowded but spacious.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, T, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Ca Salmon/Salmon & Rice | 9 Comments »

Hanoi Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 901-8101

Posted by k on December 29, 2008

Hanoi Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 901-8101, 9082-9086 Bolsa Ave, 92683
Hanoi is the Northern capital city in Vietnam with a name like that you know they specialize in Northern cusine like Bun Cha Ha Noi (Boon Ja Ha Noy) which is cold vermicilli noodle, Vietnamese greens, and beef and pork where you mix it up yourself. There is also Cha Ca Thanh Long (Ja Ka Ton Long) which is the sizzling curry fish served with fresh fragrant dill herbs where you also mix yourself with vermicilli noodle, greens. Bun Oc (Boon Oak) here is also good which is snail vermicilli soup.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, H, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bun Cha Ha Noi, x - Bun Oc/Snail Noodle Soup, x - Bun Rieu, x - cha Ca Thanh Long/Sizzing Fish | Leave a Comment »

Pho Thang Long – Westminster – (714) 839-4955

Posted by k on December 29, 2008

Pho Thang Long – Westminster – (714) 839-4955, 9550 Bolsa Ave #115F, 92683
This Pho noodle restaurant opens until 3AM 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! My husband is fond of the Pho with the beef meatballs here, Pho Bo Vien (Fuh Ball Vean) that is Vietnamese style meatballs where they cut it in half and there’s a chewy texture due to the tendon meat they mix in with the beef. A lot of people like the Pho Tai (Fuh Tie) which is very slim sliced steak while I like Pho Nam Gan which is beef brisket and tendon meat. There are also other traditional Vietnamese meals served here but I’ve rarely tried them. Most of time, non-Pho dishes aren’t good at Pho places and they take a long time to make since people rarely order them.
This is one of the newer modern places where it doesn’t look like a roach motel.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, P, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Leave a Comment »