My Lynn Cafe is located inside the new Mekong Plaza shopping centre at Dobson and Main. The shopping centre itself is unexpectedly high-class, with attractively tiled walls, a generally spotless appearance, and indoor, air-conditioned hallways between stores. My Lynn itself gives off a bit more of a “mildly trendy bar” vibe, with modern furnishings, several large plasma TVs (strangely, all playing Yanni concerts), and dark-tinted windows. A sign announces karaoke.
After much toil in trying to find a place to eat, we settled on Oasian Noodle Bar. Not something I would have picked on my own and I soon found out why. I ordered the Honey Chicken Lunch Special. It wasn’t too bad, but I have had much better. (more…)
My knowledge of Vietnam is fairly limited. Something about a war, a monetary unit they call the Dong with a straight face, and vague stories of heavily-laden soups. The last item seemed exactly what was needed on a ten-degree-centigrade December morning, so we waddled off to Nhat in Tempe. (more…)
Every day provides the opportunity for a new experience. Todays new experience was lunch at Pho Nhat in Tempe. Personally, I never knew Vietnamese food existed. I guess I grouped it into the whole oriental foods category and never paid much more attention. I was clearly mistaken.
Upon arrival I thought we might be at a fast food restaurant and I could clearly tell that the majority of service at Pho Nhat was primarily take out. Which is fine, I don’t mind some good take out ever so often. We pulled two tables together for our group of seven and had at it. The majority of us ordered the number three. In my attempt to describe what was in the number three I would say that it is a soup complete with long spaghetti like noodles and rarely cooked beef. On top of that you can throw in some different greens and vegetables for extra seasoning. (more…)