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Thiem Hung Sandwich #3 (Houston)

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Thiem Hung Sandwich #3 (Houston)

Tex Nosh | Jan 14, 2004 07:22 AM

Just want to say how much I’m enjoying this place, officially known as Thiem Hung Sandwich #3. 2108 Pease @ St Emanuel. which is just east of downtown and a quick, straight shot from U of Houston.

Thanks, Scar, for telling me about it.

The place is spartan, pretty clean, cheap, and the customers are mostly Asian. The staff is lovely. Most don’t speak to you in English, but the women behind the counter usually speak English well. They are glad to recommend dishes and are kind and hospitable.

You go to the counter to place your order. They often bring the food and have you pay at the end. At the counter are a pile of styrofoam and plastic wrapped dishes. Spring rolls with shrimp and a good looking slice of roasted pork. Desserts like the yummy and gummy rice cake, and some others that are neon green and yellow. I see on a web directory that there’s a Thiem Hung bakery at the same address and on Bellaire. While there’s no bakery immediately visible, I realize now that they probably make the baked goods there. I have no idea why it’s #3 sandwich shop since I can’t find #1 or #2.

My usual meal is a large wonton soup with egg and rice noodles, and a tall glass of hot tea. They never charge for the tea. Other dishes are the spring rolls and the sandwiches. Scar had recommended the sandwiches. They’re good and cheap. The medium is adequate for a hungry person, and they’re good and popular. I tried the beef noodle soup which the cashier woman warmed would be spicy. It wasn’t very. It was a well done soup with tender beef chunks.

I like this place for its location, price, hospitality, quality, and value. I’d rather eat here than the nearby Jennies or the big Kim Son. It’s a good alternative if you can’t get across to Midtown for the Vietnamese restaurants there.

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