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Goi Vit Quay - Roast duck & banana blossom salad - (longish)

Karen | Jun 8, 200205:12 PM

Shortly before a trip to the LA area in April I read a post on the LA Chowhound board about Brodard restaurant in Little Saigon - there was a link to an article dated May 10, 2001 from the LA Times titled "Authentic Ethnic" by Linda Burum. This was a longish article about Little Saigon that included mentions of several restaurants including Brodard and specifically a salad they serve, Goi Vit Quay and listed ingredients roast duck, banana flower, and crisp fried shallots. Descriptions of several other dishes were included too. We really like Vietnamese food so as we were only about 5 miles from there I talked my husband into taking a detour to check it out. We had a beautifully served and delicious lunch. The salad was presented in a large white square bowl and along with the items mentioned, it also included angel hair thin shreds of green and red cabbage, rau ram, red chili strips and other herbs and was served with a sweet chili dressing. This salad was one of the most delicious I've had the pleasure to taste. Roast Duck! I haven't had a chance to explore many of the Vietnamese restaurants in our area - especially San Jose - so I thought I'd turn to the vast Chowhound network! Have any of you (Melanie, Limster, Chibi, Ruth, etc.???) found this particular dish anywhere? Has anyone been to Vung Tau? I've heard that it's very good. Appreciate any info. and thanks.

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