My wife and I went here with another couple, since we had been hearing such great things about the food.
We started with some nice cocktails. My favorite was the mezcal cocktail “smoke between your thighs.”
The best bite of the night, for me, was probably this take on a summer roll.
There’s BBQ pork inside, but also a crunchy turmeric crepe (banh xeo) for texture. Fresh herbs, veg and rice noodles inside round this out to a perfectly balanced starter.
Next up was fried pig tails.
These were great little morsels of deliciousness. The acidic pickles on top cut the fat perfectly.
Now on to the noodles. First, the dry chicken noodles. These were my favorite of the three we tried.
Very aromatic and spicy from the curry leaves and crispy onions. Awesome.
The soups were a bit of alet down, however. The pho was underwhelming, and the bun bo hue was just too light and lacked the meaty and spicy flavors to which I am accustomed.
The bun cha was nice. These are pork meatballs wrapped in spinach and served in a sweet and spicy garlic and fish sauce broth, which you eat with rice noodles.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to come back, but if you stick to the apps and those dry noodles, you’ll be a happy customer.
DI AN DI
68 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222