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Vietnamese in Worcester??

galleygirl Jan 23, 2013 08:34 AM

What have we got? I remember a nice, family-run one in the downstairs of a home, but I believe it's closed. Anything else? I just promised some friends Vietnamese in Worcester, and I think I spoke too soon!

  1. Rick_V Jan 27, 2013 01:52 PM

    Yes, you are remembering the late, lamented Bamboo Hut -- the owners got burned out and sold, victims of their own success. There are at least 8 or 9 Vietnamese places in the Woo, but none come close to what the Hut used to do.

    I'd take your friends to Pho Dakao if you want nice atmosphere, service, and a full bar, and to Dalat if you want a simpler but still very nice BYOB experience. I haven't tried Vietnam Cafe and will be interested to hear from those who have...

    Mekong Market on Main Street still has great banh mi, at least on Saturdays.

    1. trufflehound Jan 27, 2013 05:53 AM

      There's a Banh Mi place on Main St. near Clark with a good pate that I've had. Can't recall the name. There's a taco place next door.

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      1. re: trufflehound
        Jeremy01506 Jan 27, 2013 09:33 AM

        That would be Saigon Restaurant....

      2. Jeremy01506 Jan 26, 2013 02:18 PM

        Pho Dakao is also a good one on Park Ave, fancier than Anh Thu but not much different in the food from my experiences. There is also an Asian market on Main Street by Clark that sells Banh Mi to go, but I haven't been there in a while so I can't promise they still do.

        1. phelana Jan 23, 2013 11:23 AM

          I have been to Dalat and Anh Thu, both on Park Ave. I have to say I think I prefer Dalat but truly neither were hugely memorable and I am quite a foodie. If I had to choose, I enjoyed Dalat more. The service for me, was better. I think you are referring to Bamboo something way up in Main South. I did like their food very much.

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          1. re: phelana
            galleygirl Jan 23, 2013 03:36 PM

            Thanks; any Banh Mi joints around?

            1. re: galleygirl
              Science Chick Jan 24, 2013 07:25 AM

              Vietmam Cafe on Chandler has gotten some good posts on Yelp for their Bahn Mi, but I've never been. Worth a shot......looks like they may have a tofu one for you, GG!

              1. re: Science Chick
                Jeremy01506 Jan 26, 2013 02:19 PM

                I JUST saw this about Vietnam Cafe this afternoon (on Yelp) and I have marked it for lunch in the next couple of weeks, word is that they have Banh Mi sandwiches with egg on them...works for me!

                1. re: Science Chick
                  trufflehound Jan 27, 2013 05:52 AM

                  I've had the Banh Mi and it's pretty good. The bread is a notch down from Chinatown haunts but the filling(roast pork) is tasty enough. Their pho is good too. On par with Da. Lat.

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