Alhambra >Hai Nam Saigon
rich flour sheets, best crepes, best vermicelli rolls
GOOD!. Their specialty is rice flour sheets. You can get them wrapped in meat and other varieties. I also like the green bean muffin (it is fried not baked, don't really know the english name for it) You get a whole jar of fish sauce so that you can drown your rich flour sheets in it!!! The ambience is very old fashion which I really like. (to restaurant owner: don't listen to the other person, don't remodel it) I remember 10 years ago they used to put a lot of meat in the sheets and there were a lot of green beans in the muffins. I guess they are trying to keep costs down. But I still go there. They close really early and I wish they open late. They are located in a strip mall where Vons used to be, now it is 168 market. Next door is the hai nan chicken restaurant.
A rarity on the menu, they specialize and serves some of the best crepes and vermicelli rolls whereas most Vietnamese restaurants concentrate more only in noodles. As a matter of fact, their menu is very limited when it comes to noodles and 80 percent of which is geared in vermicelli crepe/roll type dishes.
The atmosphere was very plain, parking was adequate, overall the restaurant do need a make-over. I find their service and accomodation beyond boring, but that's just the way it is in ALL Vietnamese restaurants.
Greasy!. Went there with my daughter for some quick egg rolls and noodles. The worse I have ever bought! So very greasy and the staff made me feel as if I invaded their restaurant. Perhaps I need to be Vietnamese in order to get welcomed into this location!
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