Garden lost a Vietnamese Trial versus Cordon
St./3rd Ave., SF
hearing at Last Days Saloon
face it, this is really a Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong trial. And yes, it's
true, Minh's Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong is superior to Hung Yen's. Hats off
to Judge McClure. The imperial rolls just had a little more "zing",
the BBQ pork a little more "zip", and the sauce? Well it had
a little more "oomph". Guest-Judge Winsor agreed, I'm sure.
I can't remember if there was a price difference, but who cares? Both
places were reasonable, but you get to walk through the kitchen to the
lavatory at Minh's. Here, also, you are asked not to put any paper in
the toilet (?!). But if you're in the market for a dope Bun Cha Gio Thit
Nuong then aim your hoopty toward Clement Street.
dish with the noodles, the sauce, the bbq pork, and the blessed imperials
perched on top (I won't even attempt the real name) was spectacular. We
all got the same thing, which precludes me from doling out a 5 Dog rating
-- who knows what the other stuff tastes like.
I go is for the Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong. It's the best I've had. The imperial
rolls, along with the tender pork, cannot be beat. A little more about
the rolls: the ones you get in this dish are not the ones you get when
you order imperial rolls on the side. They appear to be a bit thinner,
which I think allows them to fry up a bit crispier and be cut up into
the perfect bite size.