Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

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

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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.

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

Banh Cuon Tay Ho 4 – Westminster – 714-839-1389

Posted by k on March 31, 2008

Banh Cuon Tay Ho 4 – Westminster – 714-839-1389

9629 Bolsa Ave, 92683

One of the best places for banh cuon, thin rice sheets served with parboiled beansprouts and cha lua (pork ham) and fish sauce. You can get the rice sheets alone, banh uot, or with shredded pork mushroom filling, banh cuon nhan thit which is my favorite. Also served with fried yam/shrimp tempura.

This place is quite the roach motel, a strong smell of fish sauce and your feet stick to the ground.

Posted in $1 to $5 Cheap eats, 1 star - Roach Motel, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Banh Cuon/Rice rolls | Tagged: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hong Mai – Westminster – (714) 839-3368

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Hong Mai – Westminster – (714) 839-3368 – 9741 Bolsa Ave Ste. #114, 92683 – 1-888-HONGMAI

This is a small place more frequented by take out of orders of banh cuon (Bun Koon). Thin sheets of rice paper rolled around a ground pork and mushroom mixture served with fish sauce. I don’t like the banh cuon here as much as I like the Ban Cuon Tay Ho, the rice paper is much thinner and tastier. The bun vit sao mang(Bamboo noodle duck soup) is good here. Portions are small.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, H, Westminster, x - Banh Cuon/Rice rolls, x - Bun Vit Sao Mang/Noodle Duck Bamboo Soup | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Lazy Dog Cafe -Westminster (714) 500-1140

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Lazy Dog Cafe -Westminster (714) 500-1140  – www.thelazydogcafe.com  16310 Beach Blvd, 92683

Ginger Salmon with rice, pizzas, salads, chili, soups. Located in Target complex close to the Bella Terra complex.

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

Renato’s – Westminster (714) 839-5755

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Renato’s – Westminster (714) 839-5755  – 15383 Brookhurst St, 92683

One of many intimate Italian restaurants in Orange County. Good pizza and linguine.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 3 star - Best Western, Italian, W, Westminster | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Thanh Restaurant – Westminster (714) 531-3888

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Thanh Restaurant – Westminster (714) 531-3888 – www.thanhrestaurant.com 9872 Bolsa Ave

Com Tam (Gum Tum) – translates to broken rice. A filling meal of rice with delicious grilled meat or seafood, served with pickled vegetables, sometimes with egg-foo-young patty or a fried egg. Drizzle the fish sauce all over and you’ve got a pretty tasty rice dish. 

Bun Vit Sao Mang (Boon Veet Sal Mong) is also good here – light chicken broth soup that has noodles, bamboo shoots, and imitation soy duck served on a bed of shredded cabbage. I like the Hu Tieu (Who Tew) soup with Wontons at this place as well.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 2 star - Motel 6, T, Westminster, x - Bun Vit Sao Mang/Noodle Duck Bamboo Soup, x - Com Tam/Broken Rice, x - Hu Tieu/Noodle Soup | 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 »

Quan Hy – Westminster (714) 775-7179

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Quan Hy – Westminster (714) 775-7179  – 9727 Bolsa Ave, 92683 (Large Red Asian Pagoda Entrance)

Bun Thit Nuong (Boon Tick Noong) – Noodles with meat, mint, beansprouts, lettuce with fish sauce. A light and healthy meal. Be sure to try the Ban Beo (Bun Bail) 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. Any of the rice dishes (Com) here also look very appetizing.

Posted in $9 to $11 Upper Average, 3 star - Best Western, Q, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Ban Beo/Rice Cake Appetizer, x - Bun thit/Noodle Meat Salad | Tagged: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Quan Vy Da – Westminster (714) 531-2905

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Quan Vy Da – Westminster (714) 531-2905 – 9950 Bolsa Ave # B, 92683 (corner of Bolsa & Brookhurst)

Com Ga Dat Biet (Gum Gaah Dock Beak) – Chicken with Rice Special. Shredded chicken seasoned with salt and pepper, mint herbs, vinegar and rice cooked with chicken broth, served with ginger fish sauce. A light and healthy meal. Quite a few people like the Bun Bo Hue (Boon Baw Way) here too. The Ban Beo (Bun Bail)  is served in individual little dishes and is tasty too.

Posted in $6 to $8 Lower Average, 3 star - Best Western, Q, Vietnamese, Westminster, x - Ban Beo/Rice Cake Appetizer, x - Bun Bo Hue/Beef Noodle Soup, x - Com Ga/Chicken Rice | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »