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Ropa Vieja Nov 26, 2004 10:34 AM

It's been a while since there's been a comprehensive posting on the best Vietnamese in Sunset Park, and some have closed since that last list. Any nominees? I'm planning on going for lunch on Saturday. (Interested in sandwiches, but other things too.)
Thanks a lot!

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    Eggsactley RE: Ropa Vieja Nov 26, 2004 12:51 PM

    I've been working in the nabe for the last few weeks...haven't checked out too many places yet but I did enjoy the banh mi and Vietnamese coffee at Ba Xuyen (4222 8th Ave.)

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      NM RE: Ropa Vieja Nov 29, 2004 09:57 PM

      Gia Lam, 4810 8th Ave. The Best.

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        jen kalb RE: NM Nov 29, 2004 10:12 PM

        what do you like at Gia Lam? We were not so impressed with what we had at the Gia Lams in the 50s (there used to be two) we visited but we havent been to this one yet.
        Have you tried the place I think called Cho An nr 54th Street yet? Or the Nha Trang Palace farther down?

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          NM RE: jen kalb Nov 30, 2004 06:03 AM

          I usually go for the pho and rice stick (roll your own) and rice thread dishes. They have a shrimp salad appetizer that is really nice. Haven't been to the spots further south for a while, cause I'm addicted to Gia Lam!, the northmost one.

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            walker RE: NM Dec 1, 2004 01:14 AM

            Cross streets please?

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              NM RE: walker Dec 1, 2004 06:39 AM

              4810 8th ave.

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                jo RE: NM Dec 1, 2004 09:14 AM

                Nha Trang is very good! Even the deliviery is decent. Give it a try.

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                  Ropa Vieja RE: jo Dec 1, 2004 03:42 PM

                  where is it?

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          Peter Cuce RE: NM Nov 29, 2004 10:13 PM

          I'm not a big Gia Lam fan. I had a couple of bad experiences there, one of which I recounted on the board a while back. I prefer the place next door, which I can't remember the name of right now.

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          saminyc RE: Ropa Vieja Nov 26, 2006 01:41 AM

          hi jen kaib, could not find Cho an but did find cho lon at 5604 8th ave . very good especially the ice coffee best i have had . is this the place you meant or where is cho an?

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            Brian S RE: saminyc Nov 27, 2006 03:20 AM

            Remember you are using a two year old message so things can change. It's like finding a 150 year old message in a bottle saying "New York has the best oyster bars in the world, all you can eat for five cents!!!" That was true then, but things change.

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              jen kalb RE: saminyc Nov 27, 2006 11:17 AM

              Yes, Cho Lon, IMO better than Gia Lam, Nha Trang Palace, the other main contenders. I always have problem with its name, for some reason. (does it also say "Ti An" on its sign?)

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