Tag Archive: vietnamese

Echo Park: Xioa

  Xioa opened over a year ago and my friend had just moved to the neighborhood. Unfortunately they weren’t open when we first tried to go and then it never went back to… Continue reading

The Minty Banh Mi Crawl

Last Saturday, I gathered a group for a Vietnamese sandwich crawl. The banh mi crawl traveled through Chinatown (and Little Tokyo!). We started at Jonathan Gold’s favorite Buu Dien. While I was waiting… Continue reading

May Minty Crawl: Banh Mi, Baby

Back in January of ’09, I tackled some banh mi shops along Valley in the San Gabriel Valley. My ultimate favorite that day was Saigon’s Sandwich & Bakery though my group generally liked… Continue reading

DTLA: The Spice Table

In the last few years, one of my friends from my old dining club and I have been haphazardly pursuing restaurants with cuisines tinged by communism. It’s an odd theme but relatively quirky… Continue reading

Pho Fight! Pho 89 VS Pho Saigon

The night I got in from London to LA was a miserable one. It was raining and it took a couple of hours to get through customs. By the time my brother picked… Continue reading

OC: Vietnamese Wedding Reception at Grand Garden

When I told a friend of mine I was going to London in March, he panicked and said “but not during my wedding, right?” As it turned out, I actually had scheduled my… Continue reading

Red Medicine

Oh, it was just a little brouhaha. I wavered for weeks whether or not I wanted to check out Red Medicine after the S. Irene Virbila debacle. While I had gone to their… Continue reading

SF: Lunch at Slanted Door

There were a few different reasons why I wanted to try Slanted Door. Sometime in December, I came across an article about handmade marshmallows featuring Chartreuse. These marshmallows were part a hot chocolate… Continue reading

Highland Park: Good Girl Dinette

When Good Girl Dinette first opened, I was really excited and grabbed my BFF to check it out. She wasn’t very happy with her vegetarian meal (she thought her banh mi had too… Continue reading

Fast Casual PDX

While wandering around NW 23rd (“trendy-third”), we stumbled upon Two Tarts Bakery. After a meh sushi lunch, I wanted something to cleanse my palate. I chose the mint brownie and honey sesame macaron.… Continue reading