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Richmond: Huong Tra for Vietnamese

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Richmond: Huong Tra for Vietnamese

Melanie Wong | May 29, 2013 11:58 AM

Huong Tra has been recommended often for Vietnamese in the El Cerrito/Richmond area. No thread of its own to date, so I thought I’d start one.

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Last week I was passing through the area and thought I’d try the Banh Xeo. But someone else has that honor because I detoured for the Mi Quang, a Central noodle dish, when I spotted it on the menu.

The Mi Quang is quite top-heavy, loaded up with a mound of sautéed pork, crushed peanuts, a few poached shrimp, fried shallots, cilantro, scallions, iceberg lettuce, and a ladleful of very meaty stock. Nothing else in the way of fresh herbs or greens, then the banh trang (black sesame cracker) added crunch.
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The noodles stock and are served hot rather than lukewarm here. The pork-based stock serves to flavor in a gravy-way rather than being the base of a soup-noodle dish. Quite fatty, I needed the lemon to cut through the grease.

The turmeric-stained noodles are yellower in hue than exposed in this photo.
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Here’s a link to my post on Quan Hue in San Jose for comparison, my most recent encounter with Mi Quang.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/864075

What else do folks like here?

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Huong Tra
12221 San Pablo Ave Ste 8, Richmond, CA 94805

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