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Dec 12, 2007 04:29 PM

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).


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  1. Do you mean banh xeo available at Cam Huong on international at 7th or 8th.
    Shrimp, bean spouts in a crepe with lettuce for wraps and nuoc mam?

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    1. re: wolfe

      Yes, that's it! I've never been to Cam Huong - is it good?

      1. re: jean8298

        I enjoyed it. They altered it slightly from the first ones I used to buy. They are now
        shelling the shrimp. I also liked their presentation of seafood soup.

    2. 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

      1. 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)

        1. 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.

          1. Binh Minh Quan does, though I'm not sure recalling if it was very good there.

            Little Saigon in Alameda was much better the last time I had it though.

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            1. re: nicedragonboy

              Yeah, I didn't like the BMQ version, not enough filling.

              1. re: DezzerSF

                that's exactly what I thought, plus they sort of burnt the crepe when I had it, and not in a good way.

                1. re: DezzerSF

                  I actually don't like them too overstuffed. Of course, I had one the other day that was understuffed, so there's a fine line!

                2. re: nicedragonboy

                  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.