I'm going to dinner for my birthday this weekend and am trying to keep the price down. I am new to LA (from NY) and would love some suggestions for really good, authentic Vietnamese restaurants in Chinatown. Suggested dishes would be great too. I do *not* want to go to Crustacean, or any trendy fusion place. (I'm a little frustrated with my search - I keep finding only upscale Franco-Vietnamese swanky types of places, but I'm sure good Vietnamese exists here...)
Also, I recently tried the delicious thin pancake that you wrap in a lettuce leaf...I'm afraid I forget the name. It's a little hard to find, so if you know of a place that has that, I'd love the name of the restaurant!
Does Pho 79 serve more than pho, or is that the only real reason to go there?
Thanks in advance. I'm not usually so cranky, I swear.