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Indochine in Pasadena - brief visit

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Indochine in Pasadena - brief visit

Will Owen | Jul 18, 2005 05:47 PM

After the movie Saturday night, I wanted to check out President Two, but Tania had gotten her heart set on Indochine, a Vietnamese place in the same building. Fine with me...

We walked in fifteen minutes before the 9:00 closing time, just as the only other customers were leaving, but the very friendly woman running the front said there'd be no problem getting whatever we wanted. Since it was just a few hours before bedtime, we had just one dish each, both "bun", or vermicelli, hers with pork and little eggrolls, mine the same with prawns added. The dishes also had lettuce, carrot, cucumber and bean sprouts, with fish sauce to pour over. Tania gets this frequently for lunch at several places in NoHo, and adores it; I'd never had it, and was totally charmed by it. The flavors were as clean and bright as the very attractive room, and while it ain't as dirt cheap as you'd get in Chinatown it certainly wasn't bad for Pasadena - the food, plus an iced tea and a Tiger beer, came out to around $26 with tax, or $30 with a (pre-tax) 20% tip.

It appears to be a young couple running the place, very pleasant and welcoming people. It's very handy for me as a lunch destination, and I intend to make a few more visits soon. I took a menu with me...

Indochine
950 E. Colorado Blvd.
Unit 204
Pasadena 91105

626-584-7118

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