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ISO Bun Bo Hue in SGV

eatdrinknbmerry Apr 9, 2007 09:48 AM

what are some recs for good BBH in SGV? thank you.

  1. ipsedixit Apr 9, 2007 10:04 AM

    Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa in Rosemead, next to the In-N-Out.

    Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
    9016 Mission Dr.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      eatdrinknbmerry Apr 9, 2007 03:20 PM

      Oh nice. I've eaten their shrimp paste/bun noodles - pretty good. Thanks ipsedixit.

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      wakko11 Apr 9, 2007 12:48 PM

      Golden Deli has a decent Bun Bo Hue.

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      1. re: wakko11
        eatdrinknbmerry Apr 9, 2007 03:20 PM

        I think everything at the Deli is decent haha.

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          Will Owen Apr 9, 2007 03:26 PM

          So does Vietnam House across the street. Last time we were there with the gang I tried to get it into our order, but to no avail. Guess I'll just have to go try it on my own.

          1. re: Will Owen
            eatdrinknbmerry Apr 9, 2007 04:25 PM

            Anyone ever try that place on Valley called Mien Nghia? B/t Del Mar & New.

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              fishybear10 Apr 10, 2007 09:05 AM

              yeah, but it's more of Noodle Shop with Rice Noodles(hor fun) and egg noodles; it's like a Chiu Chow noodle soup place but I prefer Noodle Cafe on Garvey near Macau Street in MPK.

              1. re: fishybear10
                eatdrinknbmerry Apr 10, 2007 10:58 AM

                Noodle Cafe is next. thanks.

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                  tvnguyen May 6, 2007 04:49 AM

                  You have to try Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa. Best in the SGV.

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                    bsquared2 May 6, 2007 07:59 AM

                    I second that. They also have amazing spring rolls. Try the ones with Shrimp Rolls and Sour Pork Patties. The Sour Pork Patties have jalepenos, big chunks of garlic and peppercorns. It is one of the best tasting and interesting Spring Rolls I have ever had. My wife is Vietnamese and their Bun Bo Hue is her favorite in in California.

                    1. re: tvnguyen
                      eatdrinknbmerry May 6, 2007 06:31 PM

                      I just saw this place for the first time while driving west on Valley Blvd, which I rarely tread down. I'm so there. How does this place compare to Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa on Mission/Rosemad blvd next to the In & Out in Rosemead?

                      my favorite nem nuong rolls are at Brodard in Westminster.

                      1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
                        bsquared2 May 6, 2007 09:08 PM

                        I would say that the spring rolls compare favorably to Brodard and may even be a bit better. The nice thing about them is the different types of pork that are inside (BBQ Pork Paste or Sour Pork Patties) and they also have shrimp in the fried egg roll skins. That is a nice touch.

                        Also, every time we eat there, we see a parade of Vietnamese people that buy the pork paste to cook at home as well.

                        The Bun Bo Hue is very good. My wife tried the Pho yesterday and said it was OK. The Bun Bo Hue is their "Dac Biet".

                        1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
                          tvnguyen May 6, 2007 09:35 PM

                          I think Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa is better than Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa. I haven't been back to Ninh Hoa since Khanh Hoa opened. If you get the nem nuong spring rolls, you need to get them with the shrimp roll inside. They give it that extra touch (unless you're allergic to shrimp of course).

                        2. re: tvnguyen
                          monkey May 6, 2007 09:41 PM

                          Can you please post the address or cross streets? It gets confusing since so many of the Vietnamese restaurants have similar names. Thanks!

                          1. re: monkey
                            tvnguyen May 11, 2007 05:58 PM

                            It's on the corner of Valley and Marengo, between Fremont and Atlantic. Address is:

                            1700 W. Valley Blvd. #C
                            Alhambra, CA 91803

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                              eatdrinknbmerry May 12, 2007 09:07 AM

                              excellent, i'm very stoked to try Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa. This is a positive posting.

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                                bsquared2 May 12, 2007 09:15 AM

                                I'm there at least once a week. You can get a plate that comes with Veggies, Rice Paper and 3 types of meat. It is enough for two people and you can get out the door for less than $20. I enjoy "rolling my own" spring rolls.

                                1. re: bsquared2
                                  eatdrinknbmerry May 14, 2007 02:24 PM

                                  Bsquared2/TVNguyen, just went there yesterday and had a great meal for $9.47 w/o tax. awesome. ordered the bun bo hue which i loved. really liked the gia lua (pork loaf slices) and beef shank used. the broth had great flavor. also ordered 3 pork/shrimp rolls and those were good as well. their dipping sauce is a little bit watery compared to brodard's but still very good. thanks for the rec. i'm back there again.

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