Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thiên Long

Another San Jose restaurant that I frequent is Thiên Long.  They cater to a mostly Vietnamese crowd, but the guys working there are friendly and will teach you how to eat their most popular dish, a grilled fish dish called bún chả cá lã vọng.  You get grilled fish cooked with onions and dill, rice noodles and garnish, and also rice paper with which to wrap everything up.  It's delicious.

However, the dish I like the best there is the steamed version called cá hấp thit cuốn bánh tráng. I think it's a bit healthier and has less sodium, plus I like the mushrooms and vegetables that come with it. And, I ask them to prepare the dish without pork, which they accommodate without issue.

One order easily feeds two people. If you like fish and fresh tasting foods, you definitely should check it out. I highly recommend this place.

Here are some pictures of my favorite dish there.

Rice Noodles, Fish Sauce, Cucumbers, Fresh Perilla Leaves

Steamed Fish, Vegetables and Mushrooms

Preparing to Roll Up the Fish, Vegetables, and Garnish

All Wrapped Up and Ready to Eat