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Berkeley - Mama LAN's Vietnamese Restaurant?

rworange | Jul 24, 2005 01:08 AM

Has anyone tried this place about a block away from Lalime’s on Gilman?

The owner of the coffee store next door said the food was excellent with French influences. From what I gather on the web, it is not authentic Vietnamese, but Cal-Vietnamese. It gets a lot of thumbs up and there is a postitive, but brief Chowhound post (link below).

They seem to be known for their crab (windows are etched with crabs). There is even a recipe for Mama Lan’s Crab on SOAR and the book “Coastal Cooking With John Shields" also has it.

I guess this place has been in business for quite a while since the recipe appeared in the SF Chronicle in 1992.

Other recommended dishes gleaned off the web:
Coconut Noodle Soup
Country Garlic Catfish
Vietnamese Crepe
Lemon Mousse with Fresh Berries
duck noodle soup

So, any opinions?

Crab recipe

Mama LAN's Vietnamese Restaurant
(510) 528-1790
1316 Gilman St
Berkeley, CA 94706


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