Cho Tam Bien
They serve up one of the most beautiful dishes. Yes this “To Go” spot.
The fridge section deserves a look. Various soups, pork products, salads, and pickles.
But really you should come here for the Chao Long!!!
A rice porridge of sausage and pork offal.
The sausage, 2 kinds as a matter of fact! The blood sausage, delicious no hint of that livery flavor. The other sausage had a nice hint of lemongrass and herbs. Well prepared. In fact the blood cake and all the offal cuts are prepared excellent!!! They are using some type of magic back there!! Nothing was off putting to me.
This is a true taste of Vietnam. Nothing goes too waste. The most humble ingredients morphs into something truly delicious.
While I am used to ginger/scallion/pepper in my porridge the Chao Long here also comes with sprouts and fish sauce at table side. I did add a little chile sauce too. Rest assured the Chao is flavorful on its own.
This big bowl was $5.50 btw. Now I am sad of all the money I wasted on crappy lunches at work when I could have a beautiful bowl of this.
It might be a good idea to buy some of these sausages for home!
In all of its glory!!
Edit: They got goat and rabbit here at the fridge section on closer look