After hearing from an old friend about the good Vietnamese food at a place in Rockport (or was it Port Aransas) I decided to give the Fai Foo a try. Though a westerner, I lived in the city of Huế, Việt Nam, in 2005-06 and know a thing or two about Vietnamese food.
And I found two things - the two owners of the Fai Foo are wonderful people - I had a great time talking with them. I also found out the food is so-so.
The Fai Foo is named after the city of Hoi An, a small port near the city of Danang. Many years ago, the Portuguese named the place Faifo - and that is where the husband-owner hails from. Kim, the wife, is the talker. She is originally from Ban Mê Thuột, but tells you she is from Sài Gòn. It was a pleasure to talk to them.
The food is another topic. I ordered phở and spring rolls. The phở was very plain - none of the kick that good phở has. And, it wasn't even served with bean sprouts. They tried to pass shredded cabbage off as a substitute. The spring rolls tasted okay, but were very loosely rolled. The peanut sauce was just average, and could have used some peppers in it.
Bottom line? Good conversation, slightly below average food. Ambiance? None - Kim also has her tailor shop as part of the cafe.
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