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Nine Roses Restaurant Review: The journey to Nine Roses takes a long route that includes a trek over the Mississippi River Bridge, but the Asian food is worth the drive. Locals are drawn to the extensive menu, which may prompt the need for a little assistance to understand some of the dishes, but Anna and Jeff Nguyen, the young owners, usually are present to troubleshoot. While you peruse it, you’ll enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, screens and fabrics adorning the walls of the two large dining rooms. This sizable family-style restaurant, also known as Hoa Hong 9 Roses, fields a team of staffers who render cheerful service and whose smiles never disappear. Well-seasoned char-grilled pork chops; the Vietnamese crêpes (called “happy pancakes” on some other menus) filled with moist shrimp and sprouts; and the good shrimp-wrapped sugar cane bring out the regulars. Other popular choices include freshwater prawns, pungent seafood salad and spring rolls with shrimp and pork. Whole fish, infused with the flavors of aromatic vegetables, are either steamed or fried. The menu also includes some Chinese dishes. Don’t skip dessert: the honey banana and red bean with coconut milk are the perfect way to end your meal.