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Chopstix Vietnamese | Northridge - Salinas

Melanie Wong | Dec 28, 201904:40 PM    

With intentions of attempting an "all menudo, all the time" weekend, I headed to Northridge mall to the Hidalguense restaurant I'd been meaning to try. I discovered that the Mexican restaurant in this spot seemed to have closed. But I was not disappointed as this Vietnamese replacement is owned by the same folks that run Plates Com Tam in Seaside that I like (and which would later shut down). https://www.chowhound.com/post/plates...

Chopstix features a stripped down, lower price menu. I tried the Pho bo dac biet, $7.99, and Summer rolls with grilled meatball, $6.99. The pho was decent, though too heavily spiced and MSG'd but not sugary sweet. Thin noodles were firm, but unfortunately clumped together at the bottom of the bowl. Good meats, including feathery book tripe, however, the tendon mentioned on the menu was missing. The kitchen made it up to me by sending out a tray of thinly sliced tendon to add to my bowl. Summer rolls with grilled meatballs were not wrapped tightly enough here either, and these have bean sprouts in them instead of the crunchy pastry roll. Good enough and the price is right.

Menu also includes banh mi for $4.50, that I'll have to try another time.

Chopstix
624 Northridge Mall
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 442-2622

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