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My Tho - Vietnamese in Hayward - unusual dishes

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Han Oct 15, 2006 03:54 AM

This place never cease to amaze me. Now I began to try their unusual dishes - I mean something other than the usual pho and rice plates. I won't get into those usual dishes here.

This place has the grilled boneless catfish similar to the SJ Pho Thienh Long @ Grand Century Mall. The tumeric based seasonings is slightly different. Not as strong but still delicious. Also did not have the bed of dill underneath it but instead caramelized onions and shaved green onion on top. It comes with huge array of accesories such as the thin white vermicelli noodles, leafy lettuce for wrapping, a bowl of toasted peanuts, a bowl of dark sauce which tasted a bit sour and had hints of shrimp paste, a large plate of thin crispy rice crackers and as if not enough another bowl of grilled onions. This dish alone would be enough for three people. For something like $12, amazing value and taste.

Also had the rice plate with lemon grass chicken which was nice but nothing spectacular.

There are many more dishes to try here.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Han Oct 15, 2006 05:42 PM

    Would that be bun cha ca?

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      Han RE: Han Oct 16, 2006 12:53 AM

      Yes, that's it.

      Come to think of it, PTL is cheaper. It was probably less than $10. Just amazing value

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        keyroute RE: Han Oct 17, 2006 10:49 PM

        The catfish dish sounds wonderful. However, I've tried Google and Yahoo for the address, but come up empty. Can someone help out?

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          Melanie Wong RE: keyroute Oct 18, 2006 01:25 AM

          It's actually in San Lorenzo though I'm surprised the search engines didn't pop up a result for the next town.

          My Tho Restaurant
          17850 Hesperian Blvd
          San Lorenzo, CA
          (510) 317-8838

          Goi cuon -
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            DezzerSF RE: Melanie Wong Oct 18, 2006 01:29 AM

            There's also one in Newark, in the Lion Market plaza.

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              Melanie Wong RE: DezzerSF Oct 18, 2006 01:39 AM

              Kewl. What do you recommend there?

              My Tho Restaurant
              39127 Cedar Blvd
              Newark, CA
              (510) 794-5932

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                DezzerSF RE: Melanie Wong Oct 18, 2006 03:47 AM

                I'm actually still waiting to try it. I haven't seen anything on the Newark branch so maybe someone can chime in?

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