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SockGnome Jan 22, 2007 11:15 PM

I recently moved back to L.A. from St. Louis, where - if you can believe it - there was phenomenal Vietnamese food. My favorite dish from my favorite restauraunt was rice in a hot pot - a mix of cooked rice, brown sauce, vegetables and some kind of protein, all baked in a metal pot so that the bottom and sides got crispy. I would kill to find it here in Los Angeles - has anyone seen or had anything similar?

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  1. modernist RE: SockGnome Jan 22, 2007 11:30 PM

    clay pot rice can be found at.

    nga trang
    647 W Valley Blvd
    Alhambra, CA 91803
    (626) 281-1840

    you may want to call, but i believe they do a chicken clay pot rice...their specialty is their goi cuon...

    used to be called "brodard 2" after the famous vietnamese place in little saigon.

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      clayfu RE: modernist Feb 17, 2007 08:57 PM

      I just want to let you all know, Nha Trang has nothing anymore.

      Its just the normal Pho's, 3 types of Vermicilli, 3 types of Rice , and 3 types of eggrolls.

      No clay rice pot, no Bun cha (even though their outside walls say it).

      dont make the mistake i made =( i drove from Diamond bar to Alhambra to try it and i was not impressed

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        modernist RE: clayfu Feb 20, 2007 09:20 AM

        no way. that sucks.
        i also like going to hanoi in little saigon for bun cha hanoi... but its kinda far. now i'll need to find a good replacement for nha trang.

    2. ipsedixit RE: SockGnome Jan 23, 2007 11:08 AM

      Chaus Kitchen
      107 E. Valley Blvd.
      San Gabriel
      626-307-5195

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        oddasiangirl RE: SockGnome Jan 23, 2007 09:22 PM

        Wow, I'm Vietnamese and I've never had this Clay Rice Pot dish. I'm intrigued now. Must go get some.

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          Tkn RE: SockGnome Jan 24, 2007 06:52 AM

          Can you make it down to Westminster? Luc Dinh Ky is a restaurant that specializes in this dish. Free nuoc mat (cane iced tea) too.

          9600 Bolsa Ave (just East of Bushard). They recently opened a second place down the street towards Brookhurst. Check the address and make sure you're at the right one.

          oddasiangirl: this may be more of a Chinese dish.

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            knowleqe RE: SockGnome Feb 17, 2007 09:02 PM

            i was waiting all week for some bun cha hanoi. clayfu and myself made the trek down there and NADA. i was very disappointed.

            oh and the name is actually Nha Trang and not Nga Trang.

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              Diana RE: SockGnome Feb 17, 2007 09:22 PM

              My husband has had it at the Korean BBQ place in the Greenland market shopping center in the Valley on Sherman Way

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