Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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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 »

Sakura – Huntington Beach – (714) 841-8885

Posted by k on April 12, 2009

Sakura – Huntington Beach – (714) 841-8885, 16871 Beach Blvd

Small, upscale Japanese restaurant serving Shabu Shabu, the boiled pot where you cook raw meat and vegetables at your table like a fondue pot. Run by Vietnamese owners so may not be 100% authentic Japanese.

Posted in 4 star - Hilton, Huntington Beach, Japanese, Over $12+ Pricey, S | Leave a Comment »

Sing Sing Bakery – Westminster (714) 775-8307

Posted by k on September 9, 2008

Sing Sing Bakery – Westminster (714) 775-8307 – 9600 Bolsa Suite A, 92683

Many Vietnamese bakeries in Orange County that make French influenced pastries such as ban pate chaud (bun patty soul) which is like an empanada, flaky crust with meat patty inside. There’s also ban bao (bun bow) which is a fluffy white flour ball with meat/egg patty inside which is a popular breakfast food. For parties, many people like to buy the ban trai cai (bun try kay) which is a fruit pie, a flaky crust topped with cream and then on top of that fresh fruit like strawberries, kiwi, oranges in a clear gelatin sauce. It is not too sweet so many older folks enjoy it.

I bought my wedding cake from Sing Sing Bakery and they did a very nice job, tasty and looked great but half the price of that other overpriced Vietnamese cake specialist, Final Touch.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, S, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Ban Pate Chaud / Bakery | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Shin Sen Gumi – Fountain Valley – (714) 962-8971 or (714) 962-8952

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Shin Sen Gumi – Fountain Valley – (714) 962-8971 or (714) 962-8952 – 18315 Brookhurst St #1, 92708

Shin Sen Gumi at Fountain Valley is divided into 2 places. The main place serves up barbecue grilled meat cooked in front of you as you order. The place next door is called Yakitori Robata Restaurant and serves up Ramen Noodle soup, Hakata Ramen and selectable toppings. Other dishes are fried rice, gyoza, spam rice ball, soboro bowl. Staffed by young, authentic Japanese who loudly greet customers as they enter and leave. Opens 11:30 – 3:00 and 6pm to 11pm.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 2 star - Motel 6, Fountain Valley, Japanese, S | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Stonefire Grill – Fountain Valley (714) 968-8300

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Stonefire Grill – Fountain Valley (714) 968-8300 –  18727 Brookhurst St, 92708

Very large sized salads, tri-trip meats, grilled chicken, pizzas. American style meals with Claim Jumper sized portions.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 4 star - Hilton, American, Fountain Valley, S | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Saigon Bistro – Westminster (714) 895-2120

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Saigon Bistro – Westminster (714) 895-2120 – 15470 Magnolia St, 92683

Bo Luc Lac (Baw Luke Luck) – Diced cubed beef with salad. At Saigon Bistro they serve it with red or white rice. Besides Bo Luc Lac, you’ll find steak filets and chicken with wine sauce meals as well as traditional Vietnamese dishes. Com Ga Roti is also popular, a crispy skinned quail or chicken piece served with tomato rice.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, S, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Bo Luc Lac/Shaking Beef Salad, x - French/Viet | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »