I stopped by the new Vietnamese place for lunch, not bad. The record/video store that shared the space with Nam A is gone, now its all restaurant. I had a very good Pho Tai (rare steak), which was more like medium roast beef, but quite tasty. The noodles werent that good, that might be where they skimped. They also didnt take the time to cut the meat into even remotely bite-sized pieces (not a big deal though). What they certainly didnt skimp on was the accompanying herbs, they were EXTREMELY fresh, like, they seemed like they literally were just picked. Good quality mint, and what I think was dandelion greens, is that normal? The soup had thin rings of white onion, lots of sliced green onions and cilantro (also very fresh tasting). As advertised, $2.99, and $1 for a large near-pint glass of hot tea. The menu is small so Ill post it:
1. Hu Tieu Nam Vang (special Nam Vang noodle soup served with ground pork and shrimp)
2. Hu Tieu Ga (Special noodle soup served with chicken)
3. Hu Tieu Hay Mi Kho (Choice of dried or tallow noodle soup served with ground pork and shrimp)
Beef Noodle Soup:
4. Pho Tai (rare steak, large bowl)
5. Pho Tai Nam (rare steak and well done flank, large bowl)
6. Pho Gha (chicken noodle soup, large bowl)
7. Com Suron Nurong (BBQ Pork w/steamed rice)
8. Com Ga Xao Sa Ot (Chicken lemon grass wonion, green and red peppers w/steamed rice.
9. Com Ga Xao Ga Xao Rao Cai (Chicken stir-fried w/vegetables served w/steamed rice)
10. Com Bo Xao Broccoli (beef stir fried w/broccoli and served w/steamed rice)
11. Com Ga Chien (fried chicken served w/steamed rice)
Take-out is $0.75 extra. A good deal and one I may add - after a return visit or two to my personal list of eminently affordable and edible whatevers. Ive always liked this space if mostly for its quiet. They also have Vietnamese shakes (durian, jack fruit, mung bean, mango, avocado, limeade, espresso w/condensed milk) all for around $2.50.