My Dad and I like to meet for lunch in spots halfway between his home and mine. Luckily, very luckily, there are many good places to choose from. This time, I chose Brodards. We’d been before, at the old location. The new one, across from Miles Square Park, serves beer, wine and sake(old location didn’t serve booze). Good thing, since after braving the 405, I definitely feel I deserve a glass of wine!
We got 3 different types of springrolls. I remember the last time the Cha Gio wasn’t outstanding, so we didn’t get. since I order too much, anyways. We also got a bottle of sake. We had good service, with a young, eager waiter.
Grilled Pork Spring rolls - nem nuong cuon - delicious!
Shrimp spring rolls - chao tom cuon
Bo Bia rolls - a crunchy roll with pork sausage, fried egg, and shallots.
I’ve gotten the bahn xeo twice before. Once it was light and delicious, the second time it was heavy and doughy. Thought I’d give it one more chance. This time was excellent - light and crispy.
Lastly, we got this chicken and shrimp roll - bahn cuon ga tom. It was excellent! We could not stop eating it!
I prefer this new location as the interior feels better, less like the cafeteria feeling of the old location.