Green Leaf The Second Spot

So big Green Leaf ha to open a second location. It doesn’t miss a beat but the menu goes later. Green Leaf is one of my favorite Vietnamese places in the city. It’s traditionally prepared food done by some really nice folks. You can just taste the love in these dishes. My go tos are…

Houng Binh

I use to go to Huong Binh quite a bit as a kid. It’s one of the OG Vietnamese spots serving that good Hue cuisine. My recent visit wasn’t quite nostalgic as I remember but their Banh Hoi Nem Nem Noung is still banging. The other dishes were average.

Doing Vietnamese Food in San Jose

Mi Quang (turmeric rice noodles with pork and shrimp cake) Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong (grilled pork wrapped with rice noodles, the answer to the next level spring roll) Com Tam GA (chicken) Lots of love for the good ol’ 408! I have been visiting here and hanging out with my grandparents and uncle since…

Homeland food at Vung Tau (San Jose)

Banh Khot aka mini Vietnamese Pancakes Banh Hoi with Nem noung (meat balls) and pork chops Com Tom with grilled onions wrapped in beef You can’t visit the South Bay without having Vietnamese food. San Jose is the second largest Vietnamese population in the US, so you know it has to be good. Vung Tau…

Baller Pho at Zine – Las Vegas

Filet Mignon Pho Oxtail Pho Looks like Tao Vitamin Water + G2 Gatorade + Pho = Hangover remedy Pho real though……and on top of that the choices are either Filet Mignon or Oxtail! After a day of drinking at the pool, hanging out at Thomas Keller’s kitchen, and doing bottle service…. How would I survive…

Happy Mother’s Day

bbq pork, bok choy, and shitake mushrooms NY Steak and Banh Hoi Bun Bo Hue with oxtail, brisket, and the pig hoof Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. For this special day I wanted to shoutout my moms joy for cooking Vietnamese food. Nothing beats moms cooking. My mom is so kind…

Monsoon Seattle

Oxtail Pho Pork Belly Banh Xeo The Monsoon Seattle brunch is quite a luxurious Vietnamese dining experience. The ingredients are high quality and cooking techniques carefully executed. I love when places look want to advance Vietnamese cuisine. The Oxtail pho was pretty good, fresh, and soothing for cold days. The pork belly banh xeo was…