I had a hankering for some Vietnamese food tonight, and, feeling lazy, I didn't want to make the short trip to Little Saigon. I went down the street to Will's Authentic Vietnamese on 14th and Church. I should've sucked it up and headed to Larkin Street.
A friend and I split the fresh spring rolls (#13) and a cabbage salad topped with chicken (don't remember the exact name, but it was #22 on the menu.
Spring rolls were very mediocre and bland. The peanut sauce was pretty gross- it tasted a bit fermented, and not in a good way.
The entree was shredded cabbage and carrots with mint, with both white and dark meat chicken and nuoc cham. Luckily, nuoc cham makes pretty much anything taste good, so the salad part was edible (I was very hungry, so it managed to fill me up, but that's besides the point).
The chicken was tough and overcooked. How hard is it to cook chicken??? really!! Both white and dark meat pieces were flavorless and chewy. The salad came with what looked to me some kind of multigrain flatbread topped with dried melted cheese. I smelled it, and it smelled like...nothing. Literally. I was weirded out by it and didn't taste it.
Moral of the story: If you live anywhere close to Will's Authentic Vietnamese and are lured by its proximity, DON'T DO IT.
Perhaps I just ordered the wrong dishes? Has anyone had a good experience here?