The Happy Bamboo, SJ - Vegan Vietnamese and Hungarian (goulash) - any reports?
- hhc May 16, 2007 01:04 PM
Found this mention on Silicon Valley Metro:
The Happy Bamboo: Vegan Vietnamese and Hungarian. OK, the only Hungarian dish on the menu is the goulash, but still. 1711 Branham Lane, San Jose. 408.694.0740.
It's been about a year (or more?) since I've been there. I liked the rice plates & entrees better than the noodle soups, because I don't like the vegetarian gio lua (steamed pork "bologna"), and I prefer meat based broths to veggie broths. The banh mi is fairly good, but pricey (like $4 for the same kind you can get for ~$2 elsewhere). Service is ultra-friendly, almost overbearing but in a sweet way. I recommended it to a vegetarian co-worker and she liked it. I wouldn't go out of my way for it though.
The service is a bit slow, but the owners are super sweet. I don't recommend the PHO, but the "must haves" are drumsticks, au luc "chicken" salad and their chocolate cake. If nothing at all, you gotta have the chocolate cake!