There must be many posts on this subject but I have not had any luck on a good search. I live in Echo Park but was driving down Westminster Blvd in Garden Grove last Sunday at noon. Fairly well blown away by the number of packed joints, often with banners advertising specials (not in English). Interest is piqued, but this is like trying to figure out where to eat on Valley or San Gabriel w/o a guide! I learn a lot from CH experts about regional Chinese and Thai but am still in the dark about Vietnamese and I'm not talking about Gingergrass or Chinatown Pho joints, thanks very much, fine though they may be for what they do.
More in the ballpark - I love Na Trang in NYC's Chinatown. Any good posts, recs or guidebooks out there for O.C., which seems to be the closest thing to the real deal in CA?