Last night I decided to be a little daring and try something new. We wandered up NE Sandy Blvd. and around 68th came across a Vietnamese Restaurant scanned over the menu and it looked delicious. Walking in we were greeted by the owner of the restaurant who was so friendly. Looking over the menu I was amazed at all the variety they had ranging from Shrimp, Calamari, Lamb, Frog legs, Beef, Chicken and Clams. The appetizers were also also scrumptious.
We started off with Goi Cuon which is BBQ Pork, lettuce, bean sprouts, mint, vermicelli noodles rolled in rice paper served with a peanut sauce for dipping. Awesome!! Of coarse anything with peanut sauce is the best.
The first dish we got was Ech Xao Lan or stir fried frog legs with curry, onions, rice thread vermicelli, topped with peanuts. This was my second time having frog legs and they were the best I ever had. The second dish we had was Bun Tom Thit Nuong, rice stick noodles, roasted pork, roasted shrimp, served with vegetables. This dish was amazing served with fish sauce it couldn’t have been any better. Both dishes were hot with very little fat. The owner of the place came by several times to chat with us and tell us about his family history and how all of his family are Doctors. “This is why you see very little fat, I cook healthy,” he said very prideful. It showed in the food, very tasteful, very good, and we will definitely be back again soon.
Full menu online and they are located at 6820 NE SANDY BLVD., PORTLAND, OR 97213