Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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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.

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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 »

Quan Bun Ban Mai – (714) 891-5397

Posted by k on November 5, 2008

Quan Bun Ban Mai – (714) 891-5397 or (714) 891-5367 – Westminster, 92683, Tues-Sun 8AM – 8PM

Can Bun Dac Biet (Khan Boon Dak Beak) – Famous for noodle soup, not the Pho Noodle kind but a seafood with vermicilli rice kind. Horribly stinky place located in the most littered strip mall/grocery complex of Little Saigon known as ABC Market and Bank of America. I’m not a seafood lover but my husband assures me this is the best Can Bun Dac Biet place. I normally order the bland Bun Thang (Boon Tan – Tan as in Tanya with out the ya on the end) which is shredded cha lua (vietnamese style sausage) and egg strips.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, B, Vietnamese, Westminster | 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 »

Brodard Nem Nuong – Garden Grove (714) 530-1744

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Brodard Nem Nuong – Garden Grove (714) 530-1744 –  www.brodard.net  9892 Westminster Ave (behind 99 cents store)

Nem Nuong (Num Noong) – Spring rolls (not fried egg rolls). Rice paper sheets wrapped around lettuce, mint, pork with a peanut dipping sauce. The Banh Xeo Dac Biet (Bun Sail Dock Beak) is also good here – A crispy thin crepe filled with shrimp, pork, beansprouts, and sometimes bean paste. Served with lettuce and herbs and nuoc mam (nook mum). This place specializes in savory pastries filled with meat: banh tet, banh gio, banh chung, banh it, banh gai.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, B, Garden Grove, Vietnamese, x - Ban Xeo/Crepe, x - Nem Nuong/Grilled Pork | Tagged: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Bun Bo Hue So 1 – Westminster (714) 531-4475

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Bun Bo Hue So 1 – Westminster (714) 531-4475 – 15450 Brookhurst St, 92683

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.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 1 star - Roach Motel, B, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bun Bo Hue/Beef Noodle Soup | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Brodard Chateau – Westminster (714) 899-8273

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Brodard Chateau – Westminster  (714) 899-8273  – 9100 Trask Ave, 92844 (Near Inn N’ Out on Magnolia Ave & Trask Ave) – www.brodard.net

Nem Nuong (Num Noong) – Spring rolls (not fried egg rolls). Rice paper sheets wrapped around lettuce, mint, pork with a peanut dipping sauce.

The original Brodard in Garden Grove made famous by their nem nuong rolls. Brodard Chateau, an upscale fine dining restaurant serves the same famous rolls and more.

Posted in 4 star - Hilton, B, Over $12+ Pricey, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Fancy, Upscale Vietnamese, x - Nem Nuong/Grilled Pork | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »