If you're leery of Vietnamese food on plastic tables and under fluorescent lights, go to Brodard Chateau. It could be, like, a steakhouse or something, all solid wood and friendly service.
But the real winner is sea bass curry: large slices of shiitake mushrooms cooked to a perfect texture, with beautifully tender fish. The curry sauce itself is "so full of creamy curry flavor that it made you want to just drink from the bowl…which was a good thing, as it’s served with that excellent baguette that they make banh mi with," says lil mikey.
Brodard Chateau [Little Saigon]
9100 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove