Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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Newport Seafood Restaurant – Tan Cang – Santa Ana (714) 531-5146

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Newport Seafood Restaurant – Tan Cang – Santa Ana (714) 531-5146 or (714) 531-1009 – 4411 W. First St, 92703

Tom Hum (Toam Hoom) – 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

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Ngoc Hue – Westminster (714)636-7039

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Ngoc Hue – Westminster (714)636-7039 – 10212 Westminster Ave # 113, 92843

Bun Ca (Boon Ka) – Fish soup with thin vermicelli noodle. The Ban Beo (Bun Bail) is also good here – a delicious appetizer served in individual little dishes of fresh shredded shrimp, fried shallots and green onion on top of a sticky rice pasta.

Cam dap suon ram (Gum Dup Soong Raahm) is also good – pork short ribs in glazed caramel sauce with pan-fried white rice – com dap – if you like rice sticking to your teeth you can order it with the plain rice.

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Nam Phuong – Westminster (714)775-0460

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Nam Phuong – Westminster (714) 775-0460 – www.namphuong.com 15422 Brookhurst St, 92683.

Com Ga va Trung Chien (Gum Gaah va Troong Jean) – Grilled chicken with Rice and Fried Egg. Served with soup and salad. Also well liked for their Com Phan (Gum Fung) – Com Gia Dinh (Gum Ya Din) Family style meals – usually with Rau Muong (Rao Moon)- spinach-like salad, ca hap (Ka Hup) – fish crispy and in a caramel sauce, Goi Cua (Goi Cool) – crab salad. Thai-Vietnamese food

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Ngu Binh – Westminster (714) 531-4475

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Ngu Binh – Westminster (714) 531-4475 – 14072 Magnolia St. # 107, 92683

At Ngu Binh (Goo Bin), ask for the non-spicy version of Bun Bo Hue  (Boon Baw Way). They put in way too much hot pepper flakes. You can always add more hot sauce from the condiments on the table. The Mi Quang (Me Kwan) is also good at Ngu Binh – a yellow noodle dish with pork.

Bun Bo Hue (Boon Baw Way) – translates literally to Noodle Beef of the Hue region in Vietnam. This bowl of spicy soup is similar to a hearty bowl of the American beef stew except it is spicy and the medium round noodles are like spaghetti noodles. The “vegetables” are actually herbs like mint, bean sprouts, shredded banana plant leaves. There are pigs feet and fatty cuts of beef, cubed solidified blood, it tastes delicious but probably quite fattening.

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