I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but I feel so lucky to be living along the Heights. I mean all I have to do is take a 5-10 minute walk and amazing food is within reach!
Today Broken Rice was the place of choice and I would say that among all the Vietnamese joints in the area, this would be the most upscale. They focus on creating quality meals and puts their own spin on the dishes as well.
Pork three ways on rice: pork chops, shredded pork, and minced pork loaf on rice
It’s always interesting to be able to try a protein prepared three different ways. I’m used to seeing pork chop with rice but it was nice to have a variety to choose from. The shredded pork was a little on the dry side but the loaf was surprisingly moist on the inside.
House vermicelli: vermicelli noodles, grilled chicken, pork brochette, and spring roll
Yet another platter that’s perfect for the indecisive. You have your juicy chicken and pork skewers with a side of crispy spring roll to tie everything together. The marinades for the meats kept everything tender and there’s nothing I love more on skewers than charred flavor from the grill.
Betel-wrapped beef platter: seasoned beef wrapped in fragrant betel leaves and charbroiled. Served with lettuce, vermicelli, and vegetables along with rice paper for wrapping and pineapple anchovy sauce for dipping
This is one of those dishes that you can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty eating. You get to construct your own salad roll wrap by using the rice paper and then putting the greens, betel wrap and noodles inside it. Then to top it all off, you get to dip it in this sweet, tangy, and salty pineapple anchovy sauce that is pure umami. I’m so used to seeing salad rolls with either fish sauce or peanut sauce that this was a nice and very welcomed change to the dish.