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Foodporn at Long Phung, Vietnamese Restaurant, Pinellas Park, Florida

goi cuonokay this restaurant has the greatest assortment of Vietnamese food I have seen here in the States. Open the album take a look at the scanned menu pages that I’ve listed. The food is authentic Vietnamese. and although I have only been in there a few times I have not seen another Westerner, but the place is full of Vietnamese people from the moment it from the moment it opens. The staff is polite and prompt and the servings are more than adequate. If you are in the area and want to expand your Vietnamese food experience beyond pho this is the place to go.

Foodporn, Pho 75, Arlington, Virginia

IMG_20150628_104855If not the first, certainly one of the first. This DC instution now has 4 more locations in th DC area and three in Philadelphia. This Washington Post aricle, “How’s the Pho?” will give you some insight of the Restaurants and the owner. I have vegans say how they love Pho, but unfortunately without the bones and their marrow, the broth simply lacks the heart and soul of the soup.. In the album map you can see that I shot at 2 of the locations. If I reach any others this trip I’ll add thenm to the album


Foodporn, Banh Mi, Vietnamese Food

banhmiJust like Pho, Banh Mi comes in a variety of options.About 15 follow, and there are a few more to be found
Banh Mi Cha Lua:  Pork Roll, Banh Mi Thit Nguôi: Pork Belly, Bánh Mi xíu Mai: Pork Meatball, Bánh Mi Thit Ning; Grilled Pork, Bánh Mi Ga Nung;  Grilled Chicken, Bánh Mi Bo Nuong; Grilled Beef,  Bánh Mi Nem Nuong; Griled Ground Pork, Bánh Mi Xá xiu;  Roast Por, Bánh Mi Gio; Thu Headloaf, Bánh Mi pate bo; Pate-butter, Bánh Mi Bi ; Shredded Pork Skin, Bánh Mi Dac Biet; Variety of Pork, Coldcuts and Omelet, Bánh Mi Xiu Mai (Chen);  Pork Meatball, Bánh Mi Bò Kho; Beef Stewed, Bánh Mi Bo Né,  Grlled Beef, Pork meatball omelet ….


Foodporn, Nem Nuong, Vietnamese, Minced Grilled Pork

goicuon-nemFor the readers in Thailand this might be a bit confusing as there are 1,000s of Nem Nuong Restaurants that serve a bare bones edition of this recipe, and consume it, other than swallowing, in a way much different than at Vietnamese restaurants. Nem Nuong in Vietnamese means minced grilled pork. In Thailand a type of that is found, but when you watch the videos at the end of the post you will see that it is a much more flavorfull recipe than I have experienced n Thai places.
The photo on the left shows nem nuong in Goi Cuon, or what in Thai would be called Pau Pia Sot, fresh spring roll. The Vietnamese style is much bigger that the Thai cousin, the paper being about twice the diameter about twice the size


Pho Queen, Vietnamese Restaurant, Clearwater, Florida, Revisit

pqyou can look at my first impression of the Pho Queen, Clearwater , their menu is there as well. Just follow the link.
I ordered the Bun Bo Hue, a bowl I have been revisiting at a number of Vietnemese places down in Pinellas Park, and area where the are bunches of Vietnemese folk to fill those establishments. Plenty of Thais and Laos also prefer the Vietnamese food to the stuff sold in the pseudo Thai places.


Foodporn, Pho Hanoi, Gainesville, Florida, Vietnamese, Restaurant

goi cuonafter overcooked shrimp, tasteless onion rings and lousy service at the Seabreeze Restaurant in Cedar Key, florida, and a tough morning drive, finding the Hanoi was a life saver. Cheerful, efficient staff, a fine bowl of Bun Bo Hue, Cafe Sua Da and a Goi Cuan  (Vietnamese Soft Spring Rolls- Shrimp and Pork Tofu, Grled Park or Chicken, Vermicelli Rice Noodles, Lettuce, and Cilantro wrapped in clear rice paper and served with Peanut Sauce), got me back to better than normal, whatever that might be….