Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Apr 3, 2007 11:56 AM

buon thit nuong in LA?

Hi - this dish of grilled steak on rice noodles is my favorite Vietnamese dish and it seems in LA I am only coming across Pho shops that serve mostly soup. If anyone knows where to find non-soup items like this, or this specifically, that would be great! Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Have you called Pho 87 in Chinatown? They serve a lot of rice stick plates in addition to Pho.

    1. I believe Golden Deli in San Gabriel has bun thit bo nuong (grilled beef over rice vermicelli).

      Golden Deli
      815 W. Las Tunas Dr.
      San Gabriel
      (626) 308-0803

      2 Replies
      1. re: ipsedixit

        Golden Deli has good bun thit nuong. I also like the pork version or with the chopped up cha gio rolls

        1. re: Ernie

          Do yourself a favor and shlep over to Golden Deli on Las Tunas dr. in Alhambra. Just today had the # 44b for lunch. Shrimp paste, egg roll and bbq beef with vermicelli noodles. I add lemon and mint leaves. Goes well with the iced coffee with milk. Heavenly! The Pho is also the best in L.A.

      2. Im a fan of Viet Huong in South El Monte. Corner of Gage and Garvy, 1 block east of Santa Anita. Good Pho and stews, very good non pho items, appetizing atmosphere. Non pho is very complete, but I cant say Ive seen bun thit nuong one the menu. Im sure you will get it, on the menu or not, they are very accomodating.

        I also like Vietnam House at Las Tunas and Mission in SG. Same deal, Ive never see or looked for bun thit nuong, but Im sure they either have it or will accomodate.

        1 Reply
        1. re: wilp

          FYI Vietnam House is owned by the same family as Golden Deli.

        2. are you asking about bun? cold noodles?

          6 Replies
          1. re: justagthing

            the noodles in this dish aren't necessarily hot, but the meat on top is...

            1. re: marlyd

              yes, that is bun. Not pronounced like a roll though. I don't know of any places in LA, but in Little Saigon there are plenty. I think that in the south bay, long beach and cerritos area, there are also several places. Sounds great for are warmer days to come. I love it too.

              1. re: justagthing

                Where in cerritos would you go for this dish? I only know of two Vietnamese restaurants in the area: Superbowl in Pioneer and Saigon Flavor on Carson st. Would love to find out about more places.

                1. re: Tkn

                  I haven't been to Superbowl in over a year, but that is where I would usually go in Cerritos. There is also a place near coco's off south street, behind the carl's jr. not sure what it is called. I have had the pho, it's ok, but not yeat tried the bun there. I use to go to Pho 54 on Anaheim in Long Beach, they have changed hands and is now called something else, sorry can't remember. I haven't had the Bun since the change, but I like the Pho better now. As it gets warmer, I will try the Bun soon.

                  BTW...which do you like better? superbowl or saigon flavor? I haven't had saigon flavor yet.

                  1. re: justagthing

                    Well, in Westminster I would suggest Quang Hy.

                    1. re: justagthing

                      They're both just ok in my book, hence, I was hoping for some new choices in the area!

            2. All branches of Pho So 1 and Pho 999 (in the Valley) serve bun thit nuong. I like it best in the form bun thit nuong cha gio, with the spring rolls. Pho So 1 has a great bun with stuffed tofu (stuffed with shrimp).