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Earlier this year, I met Wandering Chopsticks for the first time at Quan Mien Trung (8632 Valley Blvd., Rosemead). She was an excellent guide for my first foray into Central Vietnamese food.
phở, bún, chả giò, gỏi cuốn, bánh mì, nem nướng, cháo, and various curries and rice dishes under my belt, I thought I had a decent grasp on Vietnamese cuisine. Boy was I wrong, and boy was I in for a treat!
Wandering Chopsticks does an excellent job of explaining these dishes and pretty much everything else on the menu here, so I refer you to her site for a full review.
Bánh bèo ($6).
These little steamed rice cakes were freakin' delicious. All eight of them!
Hến xúc bánh tráng ($7).
WC conquered the menu with these tiny clams with chopped pork, peanuts, mint leaves and rice paper. She thought the dish was quite good.
Bánh xèo ($6).
Loved these crepes stuffed with pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts. Nice and crisp!
Xôi chiên ($5).
How could you not like deep-fried sticky rice balls stuffed with ground pork? Seriously yummy. Like crazy yummy.
Mmm. Just looking at my own photos and recapping my experience makes me want to go back right now. Really tasty vittles, folks.