Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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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.

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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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Phuong Restaurant – (714) 534-3339 – Garden Grove

Posted by k on February 4, 2008

Phuong Restaurant – (714) 534-3339 – Garden Grove, 10722 Westminster Ave, 92843

Known for it’s hu tieu (who tew) noodle soup. There are 2 kinds of noodles to choose from, the regular white rice noodle, ban mem (Bun ma’am) or the clear, chewy transparent noodle, ban dai, (Bun yai). Most people order it dry, kho (hoe), so that there the soup base is separate and a shrimp, tomato sauce is provided. The noodles are in a separate bowl with pork slices, shrimp, egg, squid.

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Royal Capital Seafood – Garden Grove – (714) 638-8315

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Royal Capital Seafood – Garden Grove – (714) 638-8315 – 10911 Westminster Blvd, 92843 – www.royalcapitalseafood.com

Family style Chinese-Vietnamese meals. 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. Kung Pao Chicken is also a favorite here.

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Kyotori – Garden Grove – (714) 530-3029

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Kyotori – Garden Grove – (714) 530-3029 – 9789 Chapman Ave, 92841  (next to Regal Theater)

Sushi – some places that have affordable yet tasty sushi and Japanese cuisine.

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Jumpa Thai – Garden Grove (714) 537-1076

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Jumpa Thai – Garden Grove (714) 537-1076 – 12085 Brookhurst St, 92844

Thai Food – Pad see ew, pad thai, beef salad are some of my favorite Thai dishes. Most Thai places have affordable lunch time specials that include a crispy appetizer, soup, and salad. Curry with coconut milk is common to most Thai dishes. The soups are a good variety ranging from hot and sour soup, coconut milk soup, noodle and tofu soup, to a whole meal of hot pot Thai soup.

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Van Restaurant – Garden Grove (714) 530-6858

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Van Restaurant – Nha Hang Van – Garden Grove (714) 530-6858 or 530-4551  – 14122 Brookhurst St, 92843

Banh Xeo Dac Biet (Bun Sail Dock Beak) – 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.

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Tai Buu Paris – Garden Grove – (714)534-6114

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Tai Buu Paris – Garden Grove – (714)534-6114 – 9684 Westminster Blvd, 92844

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.

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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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Pho 86 – Garden Grove (714) 531-0512

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Pho 86 – Garden Grove (714) 531-0512 – 10528 McFadden Ave, 92843, closed on Tuesdays

This is absolutely my favorite Pho place for Chicken Pho (Fuh Gaah) with the big noodles (Bun Lun). However, it is literally the roach motel. Not too long ago, a kind patron tapped my shoulder while I was engrossed in eating my favorite soup and pointed to my feet – a large cockroach was scuttling across my shoes. If bugs don’t bother you then it’s worth it, anyway, the soup is boiled at such a high temperature that the flies would die if they fell in your soup, heck, it’s protein.

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. My favorite is Pho Ga (Fuh Gaah)- chicken soup at Pho 86 with the wide noodle, ban lon (Bun Lun)

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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