The traffic from the airport was a bit daunting so we stopped in Chinatown for a break. Felt like having something a bit lighter so opted to try the current occupant of Vi's old spot on Webster Street in Oakland Chinatown. It's now called Rang Dong Restaurant. I had the No. 34 Bun/Vermicelli. - Bun Bi, Thit Nuong, Cha Gio. Vermicelli with grilled port, shredded pork and egg roll. Service was friendly and quick. The place is pleasant and nicely decorated.... a cut above many casual spots to get a bowl of pho or some noodles. The grilled pork skewer had a nice char grilled taste. The shredded pork was not so interesting but I liked the crispy texture of the egg roll with the tender rice noodles. I doctored up the dressing with some of the chilli sauce on the table's condiment selection. (which was immaculately clean) The bowl had a nice portion of sprouts, herbs and vegetables. A good choice for a warm night. It was $6.25.
Rang Dong 724 Webster St. Oakland,CA 94607 510. 835-8375