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Consistently good Vietnamese restaurant - Cong Ly

went for a quick dinner at a Vietmanese restaurant on Centre Street before the play last week ... Nha Thrang had very good reviews but the food was a disappointment ... too sweet and no taste of chili, lime or cilantro ... the Vietnamese spring rolls were not fresh and I suspect they were re-fried ... the restaurant looked very bad ...

a consistently good Vietnamese restaurant is Cong Ly ... next to the bus-stop for the $15 bus to Boston ... a cheap bowl of pho and a cheap fare to Boston for all the Ivy League students ... only in the Big Apple ... Angela loves the Xe Lua Pho rice nodle soup for $5.00, the Bun Bo Hue beef soup with vermicelli for $5.00, and the Che Ba Mau (rainbow ice with coconut milk dessert) for $2.00 ... I enjoy the Bun Thit Heo Nuong (grilled pork with rice noodles) for $4.50 ... and Cha Gio (Vietnamese spring rolls) 8 rolls for $6.00 ... sorry, I did not take any photos ... 124 Hester Street, at Chrystie Street, 212-343-1111 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

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Posted October 17, 2005 06:19 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Vietnamese   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)


Eat for $5

Laren at Gothamist has a great post about eating for $5 ... "Eating for Five Big Ones" ... we love Vietnamese sandwiches ...

Posted August 30, 2005 08:18 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Vietnamese   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Good food on the drive to eastern Long Island

On the drive out of the City to Southampton and eastern Long Island, stop for a light meal at Joe's Shanghai (136-21 37th Avenue, Flushing, Chinatown, 718-539-3838) ... preferably after 10pm. because of free parking and light traffic on the Southern State Parkway ... crab and pork soup dumplings ... a bowl of fresh shrimp noodle soup ... get back on the car and drive blissfully...

The next day, drive to Brewster's (the owner has his own high-tech deep-sea fishing boat and he is a very friendly guy) ... (Brewster's Seafood Market, 631-728-3474, 252 E. Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY) ... the freshest raw clams, steamers in a garlic soup, raw oysters, steamed lobsters, smoked sweet scallops and salmon, tuna sashimi, fried flounder, black fish, etc...bring your own wine or beer ... on the Montauk Highway and the Shinnecock Canal (across from the Mobil gas station ... get the cold beer there!)

Afterwards, drive north to Briermere Farm (4414 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 631-722-3931) for fresh, delicious fruit pies ... locally grown peaches, blueberries, etc. .... a great gift for the folks you left behind in the sweltering City....

Heading back to the City on the LIE, take the Queens Blvd. exit (exit 19) ... drive a few blocks and turn right onto Broadway, continue till you pass the railroad over-pass ... you are now in Elmhurst, Chinatown ... where there is an Oriental mall with free parking, on your left ...

Park and visit the Vietnamese Pho restaurant (Pho Bang, which is a small NYC chain, 82-90 Broadway (Elmhurst Avenue), Queens, 718-205-1500) ... I love the rice noodles with fried spring rolls and grilled pork ... great quality. Also try the three-bean ice cold snack ... the Penang restaurant (8284 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 718-672-1185) for spicey roti canai, Hainanese chicken, and laksa ... walk to the super-market and buy some groceries for the work week...

Posted July 19, 2005 12:58 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auto , Chinese , Flushing , Long Island , Queens , Restaurants , Seafood , Vietnamese   ·  TrackBacks (1)