At 1st and Newhope in Santana. Trieu Chau is one of the most famous places in Little Saigon, who hasn’t eat here? Some of you LA peeps that’s who, they open early and is about a 10-15 minute drive on Harbor to Disneyland.
Right now there is no sign:
Menu, the only side that matters:
What I also find I interesting is collectively amongst the staff they easily speak maybe 6-8 different languages here, all of the “Uncles”(waiters) are multi-lingual.
The name of this place refers to a region of China and the people from that region spread to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and all over SE Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, and Malaysia).
You come here for the noodle soups!
Got the House Special with Half Rice Noodle and Half Egg Noodle with blanched sprouts and Wontons (cost extra).
Closeup of wontons and shrimp.
The Special includes piece of chicken, liver, fish cake, fish balls, shrimp and a whole duck leg!!!:
I like to dress it up with a few green chiles, some white pepper, and crushed peanuts. Personally I avoid putting in hot sauce and hoisin, to me it ruins the broth. A little vinegar would be good. Speaking of the broth:
Big vats of the good stuff.
And the broth is great! Notice the pieces of garlic? Couldn’t tell you what’s in it but my guess is pork bones, chicken bones, and maybe some dried seafood?
Ohhh speaking of Pork Bones, for $2.something get the Pork Bone Soup!!! This is a great deal and the broth is different, more clear and with a slight hint of sweetness. Don’t leave without getting this!!!
Look at that! Don’t forget about the marrow!
Also had the siu mai, which is more like a pork patty, which means it is great with rice.
Pro tip: Get the Pork Bone Soup and go to Mi La Cay on Brookhurst/Westminster for the fresh made egg noodles for $1, and make your own noodle soup at home or for later.