Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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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.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

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Pho Nguyen Hue – Westminster (714) 839-8916

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Pho Nguyen Hue – Westminster (714) 839-8916 – 10487 Bolsa Ave, 92683

Some people like Pho Nguyen Hue for the low prices and value for money. They give generous portions but the lack of cleanliness is a turn off for me.

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.

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Pho 79 – Garden Grove (714) 531-2490

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Pho 79 – Garden Grove (714) 531-2490 – 9941 Hazard Ave, 92843

A favorite for many Vietnamese but not mine because the ambiance is Roach City. 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.

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Pholicious – Fountain Valley (714)378-9923

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Pholicious – Fountain Valley (714) 378-9923 – 10585 Slater Ave, Unit 4A,  92708  (Corner Slater & Ward)

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 $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, Fountain Valley, P, Vietnamese, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pho 79 – Westminster (714)893-1883

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Pho 79 – Westminster  (714) 893-1883 – 9200 Bolsa Ave # 117, 92683 (Inside the big Asian Mall Phuoc Loc Tho)

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 $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, P, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Pho/Noodle Soup | Tagged: , , , , , | 3 Comments »