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254 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (Ponce de Leon Pl.) Send to Phone
Venture further into the cooking of Vietnam by heading northward into the country, so to speak, at this friendly establishment whose owners seek to teach, share and please with delightful passion.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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: In a completely overhauled space that once housed Crescent Moon, a Vietnamese family has crafted a clean, simple space painted brightly and adorned with fairly ordinary art designed to evoke their native land. The cooking is from North Vietnam, says Mom, who oversees the kitchen both here and at a pho shop the family has long owned in Asian Square. Start with well-made rice paper rolls, filled with shrimp, pork, and fresh veggies, to be dipped into peanut sauce (gói cuôn) or deep-fried (chá giò). Rice noodles with charbroiled pork reflect the Hanoi style of cooking. The pork comes in slivers and moistened with a thin, flavorful sauce. Choose shrimp or chicken to adorn an unusual curry that’s just hot enough. A nod to the French influence in Vietnam is the Cornish hen and mushrooms in a wine sauce. Specials add sparkle; we’re especially fond of the shrimp sauté with chili and lemon grass. It’s a zinger, yet the flavors of the shrimp come right through. Jasmine tea is a perfect sipper, although the wine list, which hasn’t been inspiring, has taken an up-tick for the better lately with the addition of some appropriate selections. Desserts have been expanded from the ice cream selections of the early days to include sweet rice with fresh mangoes. Yum!


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