Sunday, June 23, 2013

Garden Grove: Brodard Restaurant

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I Love Vietnamese Food!
You can probably tell if you follow me on
Instagram, I do eat pho on a regular basis.

But today wasn't about pho per say.  I met up with
friend and fellow restauranteur Cuong (@lovingpho)
and Co-Founder of Ui-Cha! Pho

When we walked into the dining room,
I noticed that most of the tables had
Nem Nướng Cuốn.


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What is Nem Nướng Cuốn you ask?
Nem Nướng Cuốn
$4.50 for 3 Rolls
$6.00 for 4 Rolls

Grilled pork wrapped in rice paper with a crispy roll, lettuce, 
mint, carrot & cucumber served with Chef’s special sauce.

The grilled pork is like a sausage without the casing
and very good.

If you're like me, you're going to want
the larger order...


Nem Nướng Cuốn
I'm a true believer that it's the sauce that makes a dish.
The sauce served with this dish is very good,
but don't think it's the sauce in this case.

If you like it spicy, add some hot sauce or sambal
to the sauce served with this dish.


In my opinion, what makes this dish work
is the crunchy texture inside.
The sauce enhances it, but it's the texture on this one. 


I've had lemon soda before,
but this was a preserved lemon,
a bit sweet and salty at the same time.

Just be sure to mix in the sugar well
before that first sip.


Bánh Mi Bo Kho
$7.50

A beef stew with carrots and onions
flavored with five star spice & fresh basil
served with a French baguette. 


Bánh Hoi Brodard
$9.95

Grilled chicken, BBQ pork, grilled whole shrimp, 
grilled shrimp paste, Nem Nuong & eggroll 
with Asian greens, peanuts, and lime chili fish sauce
served over vermicelli sheets.
(Asian greens not shown) 

Overall, a great meal and conversation,
will be back again SOON!!!

I love learning more about Vietnamese food,
culture, and tradition.  Thanks to Cuong
for the invitation, conversation, and continuing
to share your food knowledge with me.


9892 Westminister Avenue #R
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 530-1744
Closed Tuesdays


Note:  I apologize for misspelled words or missing diacritical marks.







Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats

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