A quick pho trip turned into a lavish meal of whole baked catfish. We just couldn't help ourselves once we saw it on the menu. The whole catfish (around $30-35 depending on the size) came topped with garlic and scallions, the aroma carries to the edge of the table. This is perhaps the tour de force of Vietnam House's menu.
Take some of the meaty flesh, the charred fatty skin and roll it all up with the herbs! The bones were not completely gone, but hey, think of it as part of the wrapping and rolling activity.
Since I love banh beo (rice cakes), I was curious to try the version topped with mung bean and dipped in coconut milk. I thought they were a bit strange, though, and I much prefer the one with dried shrimp and fish sauce.
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