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I'm a New Yorker that's about to embark on a roadtrip through the Southwest and am doing some preliminary food research to prepare.

We will of course be eating plenty of New Mexican and Mexican food, but the cursory searches I've conducted so far have led to a few oblique references to possibly amazing Vietnamese food in the area, along with a 6-year-old thread, and one recommendation for May Hong. I would love to hear about any other Vietnamese joints that blow your hair back -- breakfast pho like Turtle Tower in San Francisco, or stuff like I've had in LA. Does this exist? We have seriously subpar options in NYC.

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May Hong
9800 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 14S, Albuquerque, NM 87111

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  1. I'm no expert on Vietnamese food so I'll not make any specific comments. That said, there are many Vietnamese restaurants in Albuquerque; possibly more than any other Asian cuisine.

    Read the reviews at this site and do not hesitate to write the owner of the site directly with questions. I can vouch for his expertise and the fairness of his reviews.

    http://nmgastronome.com/blog/

    1. Please try Vietnamese 2000 on San Pedro, its attached to an emissions place, don't let that scare you, it is really unbelievable. My husband and I lived off of it during college and still go as often as we can. I have worked my way through the menu and have been impressed with all my dishes. Our favorite is the 59 with beef, I love the won-ton soup, I think it's the 79, make sure it comes with won-ton's and noodles, they have one without noodles. I like the crispy bird's nest (noodle) dishes, all of them, there tofu rocks and we love the vegetarian fried rice...oh an have an avocado shake....I hope you like it, I have tried many others in ton and this is hand's down the best in burque, have a great trip...I posted to another link on ABQ restaurants if you can find it....fyi. :)

      1. Haven't tried Viet Nam 2000, but my favorite is Huong Thao on Juan Tabo just north of Constitution. They make everything from scratch, even their coconut milk. A friend who lived for a number of years in Viet Nam swears by Huong Thao, too.

        1. Kim Long Asian on San Pedro
          Viet Taste on Menaul
          Pho Linh on Central for 7 Courses of Beef

          Albuquerque is a crazy Viet-friendly town.

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          Viet Taste
          5721 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

          1. May Hong is one of my go to places for lunch when I'm running arround town--good home cooking--inexpensive, good pho, i love the beef salad. Viet Taste is wonderful--truly exquisite food, everything i've had has been fantastic--and i grew up around Washington, DC, where the Vietnamise food is extraordinary! Especially in Virginia, it's true, but it's all the same urban blob. Tried Huang Thao a couple times, thought it was ok but not extraordinary--maybe I'm not ordering the right stuff!

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            Viet Taste
            5721 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

            May Hong
            9800 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 14S, Albuquerque, NM 87111

            1. My top recommendation is Banh Mi Coda (Lee's Bakery), 230 Louisiana Blvd SE #C, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

              Keep in mind, there is a lot of good Thai here. I find it better than the Vietnamese.

              Schwaiguy