On a recent trip around Fashion Square Mall, I stopped in for a quick bite. This restaurant sits on Primrose Dr, with parking in the back. The unflattering back entrance gives way to a grand welcome structure,
The dining room is a long row of polished wooden tables and chairs. Very austere and uncluttered, this serene setting gives a sense of calm.
The menu showcases Vietnamese fare with soups, salads, appetizers, noodles, rice platters and vegetarian items.
Gỏi Ngó Sen – Lotus rootlets with Shrimp and Pork sour salad. Good contrasting sourness, lotus gave a nice crunch. Fresh, delicious, and flavorful item.
Cá Kho Tô – Salted fish in Clay Pot. Ample saltiness and spicy peppercorn flavors. Tender fish with heavy musky, muddy, fresh water aroma.
We started out with one server, then another, neither of whom were around much. Maybe it was break time. Food was fresh and hearty.