The food adventures continues my friends
Not much on the outside and a weird “House of Soup” sign. No soup for you here!
“Dac Biet” is the 2 most useful words when navigating thru Little Saigon restaurants.
Fish Porridge. Right off the bat the fish is definitely not the hint-of-mud taste farm tilapia.
The porridge itself is one of the best I had, it is not too creamy or too watery, just perfect.
Be sure to be liberal with the white pepper and try to get a little ginger with every fish.
Rice porridge is one of the most important dishes in Asian cooking, and is indeed soul food.
Parts for the Sizzling Tumeric Dill Fish. This is a Hanoi speciality, although Bun Cha Hanoi is the most popular, this is probably a close second and is certainly a unique dish in Vietnamese cuisine. Dill? Tumeric?
And when it arrives your senses go to work! That sizzle! All that dill and onion! The aroma!
Close up of the fish, dill, and onions. Nice and carmelized. Next time I would try shove more dill/onions to the bottom.
Every bowl is personalized to taste. Grab some noodles. Spoon in some of that fermented sauce, you only need a little as it is some very powerful funk. Add some peanuts and crackers. Add in some herbs and lettuce. Enjoy the different tastes and textures. A very fun and tasty dish to enjoy.
Service is whatever and I got a feeling that the Son is pretty sick/bored/annoyed being there. Does he not realize or care Mom-n-Pop makes some damn good food?!?!