Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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Fish served on a sizzling plate with fragant fresh Dill herbs, onions, rice noodles and greens.

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.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Huynh Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 531-7379

Posted by k on December 14, 2008

Huynh Restaurant – Westminster – (714) 531-7379 – 9500 Bolsa Ave # B,  92683

Another one of the new, modern Vietnamese restaurants that are popping up around Little Saigon. This one is surrounded by a bunch of new restaurants that hopefully will survive. Right on Bolsa Ave this little mom n’ pop restaurant is clean with good service and good food that is reasonably priced. They advertise their specialties as Bun Cha Ha Noi, Pho Ga, Cha Ca Thanh Long. I’ve only tried the Pho Ga and it’s ok, about on par as those other 50% off Pho Ga special places not as good as my favorite roach motel Pho 86. My husband is very fond of the Bun Oc (Boon Oak) here which is a noodle soup with snail meat. He says they serve more snail meat in the soup than most places. He also says the Com Phan Gia Dinh (Come Fun Ya Ding) is good here which is family style Vietnamese meals with a variety of soup, fish dish, meat dish, vegetable dish.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, H, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bun Cha Ha Noi, x - Bun Oc/Snail Noodle Soup, x - cha Ca Thanh Long/Sizzing Fish, x - Com Gia Dinh/Family Style, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Leave a Comment »