Based on Wandering Chopsticks' recommendation, we tried Quan Hy (9727 Bolsa Avenue, Westminster) on our way home from a weekend San Diego jaunt.
So glad we heeded her advice! Quan Hy is exactly what we wanted -- tasty, quick, nice enough to sit comfortably, and casual enough for Mr. Monkey to wear a Dodger jersey and shorts.
Soda chanh and ca phe sua da -- lemon soda ($2.50) and iced coffee with condensed milk ($3.50).
Banh beo -- steamed rice cakes with shredded shrimp ($5.50).
Oh, little rice cake, I love you so. I love that you are just one in a set of starchy octuplets. I love that you're delicate yet satisfying. I love that you're topped with contrasting crunch. I wish I could eat you every day. I want to make a life with you.
Goi cuon tom thit -- spring rolls with shrimp and pork ($5.00).
Spring roll, you dazzle me with your colorful beauty. You intrigue me with your surprise golden crackle inside. You are a worthy dalliance, but you are not my true love. My heart belongs to banh beo.
Hu tiu hy -- hy rice noodles with shrimp and pork ($7.50).
Xoi ga quan hy -- quan hy fried sweet rice and fried shredded chicken ($9.50).
Fried chicken and fried sweet rice, you're my best friend who can always make me smile. You've got pizzazz. You've got flava. You've got sweetness.
I'm not sure if I'd drive all the way to Westminster just for Quan Hy, but, if you're in the area, it is absolutely worth a visit. Delicious and fast meal!