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Jun 20, 2006 03:59 PM

vietnamese crepe recommendations?

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any recommendations for vietnamese crepes in sf especially in the tenderloin at lunch? also anywhere else in the city and east bay anytime.

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  1. My fave is the Bodega Bistro Ban Xeo. The one next door at Mangosteen is good, but not as delish as it's neighbor's


    1. My favorites in order:

      1. Lotus Garden (Mission and Valencia)

      2. Angkor Borai (Mission near Valencia) I know it's not Vietnamese, and the filling is a little different (pork ground rather than sliced) but they do a really good job and it's the same flavor combo as the Vietnamese versions.

      3. Bodega Bistro: Usually good, but sometimes they're too thick and
      undercooked so they're gummy. They are in the tenderloin though. (Larkin near Eddy)

      Not sure if Bodega Bistro is open for lunch. I've only been at dinnertime.

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      1. re: veebee

        Those are all great versions. I had a very good crepe at Bodega Bistro last week. Pretty sure they are open for lunch.

        Yummy Yummy on Irving makes a good bahn xeo too.

        1. re: Windy
          Robert Lauriston

          Bodega's open 10am-3pm and 5pm-10pm seven days.

      2. Le Soleil on Clement was the best I tried. Haven't been to Lotus Garden and Bodgea Bistro since I am no longer in SF...

        Dragonfly is owned by Le Soleil's brother so their Banh Xeo might be good as well...

        1. The best ban xeo in the city or I should say the most authentic is the Ban Xeo at Ngoc Mai on Hyde near Geary. They're only open from 10-5 on weekdays but it's one of the few Vietnamese restaurants in the city that focus on Hue or central Vietnamese cuisine.

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          1. re: letigre7

            I had one there excellent!

            Bodega Bistro not bad, thought they were a bit thick as someone else mentioned.