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Viet Pearl in Ellicott City-- All the goat ribs & duck tongues you crave

eatinjeff | May 28, 201506:17 PM

Viet Pearl opened next to the beloved Shin Chon Garden sometime last autumn and distinguished itself with one of the most intriguing menus in the Baltimore area. On offer: Grilled Goat Ribs with Preserved Bean Curd, Boar Meat with Lemongrass, Deep Fried Duck Tongue w/ Sesame Seed and Butter Sauce, Beef rolled with Betel Leaf, Coconut Swirly [sic] Escargot with Basil, etc.

The Yelp reviews are generally good, but the Yelp crowd mostly sticks with the pho. Since this is one of the few Vietnamese restaurants around Baltimore that goes way beyond pho, I thought I'd turn to the CH crowd: surely at least one of you adventurers has tried this place by now?

Have you? If so, please do report back! Their menu is vast, and I'd be delighted for recommendations. I'm hoping to visit for the first time next week (and will report back)...

Viet Pearl,
Shin Chon Restaurant
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