Great or pretty good Vietnamese in Baltimore?
- John Plotz
I've lived here for about a year now and have yet to find any really good Vietnamese food. I'm not fussy, and it doesn't have to be pho. Any suggestions?
Answering my own question Saigon Remembered has just opened (or moved to?) York Road directly across from the Senator Theatre (corner of Northern Parkway, more or less). It is roughly comparable to Nam Viet in Washington (Cleveland Park): that is, pretty good pho (nothing like pho 75 of course), and a solid range of grilled dishes (grilled shrimp on rice noodles especially tasty) and clay pot dishes like ginger chicken. Excellent summer rolls with savory pork and fresh tasty shrimp. Plus it's quite friendly, byob (bar two doors down sells package goods) and was about $10-$13 for a fully satisfying meal. I'm happy!
I gotta tell ya, if you can find good Vietnamese food in B'more, I'd love to know. I've tried Saigon, worst dining experience ever. I've tried a place out in Ellicott City, eh, and I've tried some combo Japanese/Vietnamese place in Mt. Vernon, eh. So just high tail it down to "Little Saigon", the Court House section of Arlington. That's the best.
I'm in search of the "perfect pho." B'more has me really wanting!!!
Philly came up with the best so far, near the corner of 8th and Washington Ave, next to a Chinese restaurant and hair dresser, near the Italian market.
My friend from Los Angeles does the two fisted lunches, one hand slurping pho and the other, downing a Vietnamese hogie!!!