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Oct 15, 2006 03:54 AM

My Tho - Vietnamese in Hayward - unusual dishes

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. Would that be bun cha ca?

    1. Yes, that's it.

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

      1. 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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        1. re: keyroute

          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 -

          1. re: Melanie Wong

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

            1. re: DezzerSF

              Kewl. What do you recommend there?

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

              1. re: Melanie Wong

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