A large group of fearless Chowhounds (18!) enjoyed a massive dinner at Bin Min Quan in Oakland (338 12th St)last night. As usual we ordered much more than we can possibly consume, but this is our tradition!
The place is completely renovated and is now a delightful version of a French villa in Saigon! The owner and her family make sure the food is as fresh and original as any in Vietnam. No Americanized versions of dishes here.
The following dishes were consumed:
Cha Gio Imperial rolls
Bo Bia, Jicama rolls
Canh Ga Nhoi stuffed chicken wings
Goi Ngo Lotus root salad
Bo La LOp Beef in Lot leaf
Bo Mo Chai Imperial sausage
Goi Cuon Chai veggie rolls
Ban Xeo Pancakes
Suon Rim Pork spare ribs stewed
Sweet and Sour fish soup
Ca Duc Lo Roasted Catfish
I will let others comment on the dishes....I particularly enjoy my usual favorites the pancake and the salad...also the catfish which is amazing!!!