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Feb 12, 2002 01:59 PM

Vietnamese/Thai on Peninsula?

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My first post to this very cool site (thanks to Melanie Wong)!!!
Suggestions for worthwhile (not fancy) asian cuisine on the peninsula?
Any standouts that we could hit up mid-week, spur of the moment and not too spendy? Prefer south of SF, San Mateo and north.

Thanks in advance,


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    Erik Giberson

    Hop across a bridge to Milpitas (yes, Milpitas) for the best Vietnamese/Thai our local group of chowhounds has found in the south bay:

    Pho Tam
    1720 N. Milpitas Blvd.
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Milpitas Blvd & Dixon Landing Road

    1. We like Saigon City in San Mateo (418 E 3rd Ave). Someone recommended it a month or so ago here on chowhound and we've already been back several times. The food is good and it's very inexpensive ($4-6).

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      1. re: BigLizard

        What are your favorite dishes?

        Here's a link to some specific recommendations.


      2. Hey Jon, glad you're enjoying Chowhound! I like Pho Saigon on Gellert in Daly City. The fastest hot meal around, you can be in and out in less than 30 minutes.


        1. 1. Nippon Thai: on 25 th Ave in San Mateo 2-3 blocks west of El Camino on the south side of the street. Superb on the dozens of times I've been there. Go early if you want a seat at lunch. At dinner the place is yours.
          2. Forget the name: on Broadway in Redwood City at the corner of El Camino (south side) - across from from Sequoia High. Not as good as #1, but very good.
          3. Vietnamese: Tour Eiffel in Los Altos - Vietnamese and French

          1. Here are my recommendations:

            1. La Petite Camille - El Camino in Millbrae. I love the mixed meat hot pot with rice. Crowded at lunch time and service can be sporadic but well worth a visit.

            2. Pho Hoa Ky - Broadway(?) in Millbrae. Down to earth no frills kind a place with excellent soups. I do enjoy their satay beef soup with rice noodle. Cheap, fast and and a good lunch specials menu. Best imperial rolls.

            3. Thai Stick in Millbrae. On El Camino at the corner. I like their garlic and pepper chicken and ground pork eggplant. Another very busy place.

            4. Bua Thong Kitchen - Thai, on Broadway in Burlingame. Fastest thai food. All the lunch specials I have had here are decent. They have good spicy noodles.

            Check these out and let me know what you think of them. I know some of these have been reviewed here in previous postings.