Despite visiting Chinatown our whole lives, we had never attempted the Vietnamese food there or anywhere in Chicago. We decided it was time and we reviewed an older episode of a local foodie show called Check Please to get some ideas on what to order. If you are not familiar with Vietnamese food, I would recommend going to the restaurant website first to familiarize yourself with some of the numerous dishes fully pictured and described there. The location was easy to find, but parking can be difficult and you need to usually circle the area to find an open metered spot, or you can take the red line train which is nearby. The small restaurant is quaint, clean and has a nice casual atmosphere. We went on a Saturday afternoon, so it was easy to just seat ourselves. It is BYOB. They have pictures of most of the dishes on the wall circling the restaurant. Staff was efficient. Prices very affordable. We loved the really fresh Spring Rolls with peanut sauce and the huge Crab Rangoon appetizers. Our favorite dish was #26 Grilled Beef, Shrimp, Egg Roll, Veggies over noodles in a giant bowl. We thought about ordering some of the Pho soup, but we saw the bowls coming out to other tables and it is so huge, it is a meal in of itself. We will save that for next time. In addition, they also serve Thai food. Glad we finally tried this delicious cuisine.
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