Little Saigon Adventures


Thanks, @JeetKuneBao! Saigon Banh Mi would have been more brilliant…next time. Trying to train them right. It’s working with two of them…working on getting the last one on board. The youngest chowpup tore through medium shebang spice and played with the shrimp heads on his fingers after sucking out the juices. I’m very proud indeed.
Side note, did you know that Boiling Crab servers suggest that your can reheat the leftover sauce in the bag and add to your own noodles? We usually don’t have leftovers, but we did tonight. Our server told us to heat up the sauce without the seafood and then toss in your choice of cooked noodles. Gonna try that with our leftovers later this week.
Trieu Chau is next on my list for them. We’ve found ourselves spending more time in Little Saigon lately. It’s finally cool enough for steaming hot bowls of noodles. They are privileged in that grandma brings them banh canh and mi on a regular basis during the week of cold winter months…which really only mean two or three months of the year.


Hi @JeetKuneBao,

Re: Mia Juice - Ooh, nice! :slight_smile: But why do you say it’s creamy? I noticed in the pic they make smoothies, so is it pure sugarcane juice only? Or with milk / ice for a smoothie?

Also is it weird / interesting that they handwrote in “Cococane” on the menu (seems like a nod / acknowledgement of the popularity of Cococane the store you told us about)? :slight_smile: Thanks.


Nope no milk/cream/smoothie.

I actually asked the sweet owners why is their sugarcane juice so creamy compared to others?

They said many factors come in play but told me their machine is different and they have a farm in the Fresno area. The Yelp pics speak for themselves…I have not had sugarcane in Little Saigon that is this creamy and frothy and f’ing good!!!

Give it a try. Try just the plain sugarcane, and then maybe some add ons like kumquats or a mix.

Cococane is indeed very popular now but I think I prefer just the straight up sugarcane I wouldn’t turn down a cup of cococane


Grandpa Noodles

Same plaza as Vans/Phat Ky Mi Ga.

Got the household name which is a dry Pho with all types of beef parts. Not pictured the bowl of broth with balls, broth was meh. I probably like this more than most pho with broth haha.


I have been wondering about this place since I’ve been driving by it. The name itself made me wonder what waa going on behind the door. Thanks for stopping by.
Parking can be a bit troublesome in that plaza.


Much props to JKB for the Cococaine rec. This matcha / coconut / sugarcane juice thing may be the greatest sugarcane based drink I’ve ever had.

Much less successful was Com Tam Thuan Kieu next door. Everything was less than Com Tam Trung Qui Cap EXCEPT FOR this cafe sua da from the gods. In fact, quite possibly the worst chao tom I’ve ever had. Should’ve gone the plaza over to Grandpa’s Kitchen which I was eyefucking on Yelp.


Aww nice your back in the old hood!

Where else is on the agenda?


This thread gets lots of visitors…

Brad Johnson from OC Register, Sunset Magazine (LoL), Eater, and freakin Huffington Post (LoL) is still higher than me in a Google Search for “Little Saigon food”


Went to Trieu Chau today for lunch. I had forgotten what a shitshow the parking lot can be during peak hours…but lunch continues to be fantastic.
The chow pup had the duck noodles with both egg and thin rice noodles. I got the house special egg and thick rice noodles with seafood. This meal reminds me of weekends where Mom would make noodles for breakfast because she and Dad didn’t see a point to driving 25 minutes to Little Saigon for food she could make at home. The chow pup said that if he ever sees duck noodles on the menu from now on then he would order it…that put a smile on my face. I also like their version of lemon soda (soda chanh)…all the sugar has been properly dissolved in the cup before it arrives at your table.
Use the Yelp app to get onto the waiting list before you arrive. We were next in line to be seated when we arrived.


Mai’s Kitchen

The Pork Rib could have been a little more tender. Other than that a nice meal.


Was eye fuking this at some takeout joint. That would be so good over some rice or plain porridge.


Hi @JeetKuneBao,

I need menu names for those pics you posted! :slight_smile: Looks wonderful.