Just opened today. Actually "Vietnamese and Chinese" but the Chinese menu looks pretty pedestrian. On the Vietnamese side, they have various soups and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, rice plates, caramel pork and fish, familiar appetizers.
I tried the bo hue noodle soup ("beef and pork leg with special rice noodle," $7). Slices of beef (flank?), and chunks of pork bone with well-cooked fat and cartilege, not much meat. The noodles were long and round like very fat spaghetti, I assume rice noodles, with a terrific resilient bite. Loved them. I can't say much about taste as I had a cold, but what did get through was good. Was marked as spicy and it really was.
Nice simple little room. Friendly excited staff. I'm eager to go back when I can really taste.
(I hear the city just permitted a Thai place for Forest St. Looking up!)
38 Salem St. (Rte. 60, same block as Modern Pastry, where China Peony used to be)
Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9