Vietnamese crepe in Oakland?
Does anyone know where I can get a Vietnamese crepe (I think it is called "moon crepe") in Oakland? I recall getting in in SF at Sai's Restaurant (in the financial district), but cannot find it in Oakland (or Berkeley).
The one at Binh Minh Quan in Oakland Chinatown is good. BC Deli has it as well, although I haven't tried it there.
I also really like the Cambodian version at Battambang.
B C Deli Sandwiches
818 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607
850 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Binh Minh Quan
338 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Cam Huong Cafe
702 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
Phnom Pehn serves a Cambodian version that is very similar. They have a Chinatown location and one in the Laurel neighborhood, both in Oakland.
My favorite places that served it (Quang Da and Mai Hong both closed - haven't found a good Vietnamese replacement yet)
We just had one this week at Saigon Bistro in Concord on Willow Pass (next to Fry's). We liked everything we had there. This is a great place.
I tried the banh xeo at Little Saigon tonight -- I don't know why it never occurred to me that it makes a nice light meal on its own.
The version at Little Saigon has an orange-tinted (not yellow). It's offered with either shrimp and chicken or shrimp and pork, and I ordered the latter. Although there wasn't a lot of filling, I was pleased with the quality -- rather than being sauteed with the bean sprouts the pork was marinated and grilled, and the shrimp were large and decent quality. After I redistributed the filling a bit and refolded it in thirds, I thought the proportions were just right for wrapping. There was plenty of lettuce, but I would have liked more herbs, as there was only cilantro. $7.45.