Sorta long . . . so read on if you please =)
Per suggestions on this board, and a super craving for vietnamese egg rolls, last night my bf and i tried out Le Saigon. We had the pho and rare beef, the broth was ok, could have had a more dense beef flavor, but it was still not bad. Although it wasn't clear, it had lots of hmm I'm not sure how to explain it, but it seems if they strained it, it wouldn't have all those remnants. I had the dry noodles with pork, it was pretty good- never had that before. It was kinda like salad, where you poor the sauce over your noodles. I didn't really like the raw bean sprouts and the peanuts and the mint, but thats just my personal preference. We also had the egg rolls - satisfied my craving, but they are sooo tiny! I was hoping they would be like the Golden Deli ones, but they are probably a third the size. Total for dinner was about $18, so not that cheap for the amount of food, I think . . . But, this local vietnamese place will suffice for future cravings. =)
Last Friday, my bf and I ventured out to Tama Sushi per recommendations from this board as well. It has a nice decor, they serve drinks, but it was pretty much empty! We had the $30 and the $40 omakase. Both omakase's started off with appetizers - very unusual stuff - lotus root, a jello mushroom thing, a piece of fried fish, and a tofu type thing with a nice curry sauce - none of it impressed my bf or i that much. Next we both had a soup - the $30 comes with a teapot soup - yum! has shrimp, mushrooms, some other ingredients as well but the broth has a very nice mushroom flavor to it. Very good! the $40 omakase comes with a paper (i forget what its called) but it comes in a clay block and a piece of paper holds the soup in - the ingredients are similar, but this soup is a bit more flavorful. Now to the best part - the fish is very fresh, and each huge slice was extremely buttery. $40 came with 2 toro, 2 albacore, 2 yellowtail, 2 uni, 2 hmm sorry i can't rememeber the other stuff. i believe there was tai, and hamachi. the $30 came with similar stuff except no uni. I love uni. I believe each one came with 12 pieces of fish. It was all very fresh, and each piece was very generous and buttery.
I would recommend it, although for me it felt very heavy afterwards cuz of all the buttery pieces of fish hehe. =)
Ok thanks for reading!