As a Vietnamese American who grew up in Southern California, the prime mecca for Vietnamese food, I had hopes that I had found an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Connecticut. After all, that was the only food they served. Yeah, not so much.
This place is not Vietnamese run, they were Chinese. The one staple I look forward to when I roll into a Vietnamese restaurant is ca phe sua da. This place didn't have any, that's blasphemy! I ordered the goi cuon (spring roll) and the bun thit nuong cha gio (vermicelli rice noodles with pork and eggrolls). First, the goi cuon did not come with any dipping sauce. And like my previous venture into Connecticut Vietnamese food, I got a roll that was mainly noodles and no herbs. In Vietnamese food, herbs are part of the vegetables, not a garnish! The noodle dish was only slightly better. They got it right with the vegetable, the pork was good, but the eggroll wasn't fully cooked! That was a bit gross.
There was only one person in there that spoke English. I watched the American guy at the table across from me try to communicate with the older lady while they younger girl was in back, that was pretty entertaining. If you don't know Vietnamese food, this place would be okay. If you are Vietnamese and want a taste of home, don't eat here. You'll be very disappointed.
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