Not too long ago I blogged about the northern Vietnamese food during a Little Saigon North to South tour with Wandering Chopsticks. This was our second food stop, Central Vietnamese cuisine at Quan Vy Da (well, she said it was more South Central). I had been looking forward to this stop all day, because they have banh beo and banh it ram. I'm biased and I declare central my favorite food region of Vietnam, because I love chewy rice cakes!
Yes, my favorite: banh beo chen Vy Da - steamed rice cakes topped with dried shrimp, served with fish sauce ($5.95)
My next favorite: Banh it ram - steamed pork and shrimp rice dumplings on top of fried rice discs ($5.95)
A new discovery: hen xao xuc banh trang - stir fried baby clams served with dried rice cake ($6.95)
Mi Quang - yellow/turmeric rice noodle with pork and shrimp ($6.50)
I can't remember why but I had to leave after this and missed their Brodard stop, but I was glad I made it to Quan Vy Da. The banh beo, banh it ram, and the sauteed baby clams are possibly my favorite dishes that day. Plus one for Central Vietnamese food!
Quan Vy Da
9950 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683