Miami, FL 33135-4108
Over the weekend my friend Wendy took me to the yummiest Vietnamese restaurant ever!
Besides the delicious freshly squeezed lemonade I had, Hy Vong has a full selection of Vietnamese dishes (rice, noodles, salads, etc). We started with the most crisp and delish spring rolls you'll ever have... Anything but bland, you dip this likeable hand held treat directly into a sauce consisting of fish sauce, sweet vinegar and hot chilies...Definitely order some if you go.
While I was impressed by the rolls, I was also equally impressed by the super high level of service. It’s something you might expect at a nice hotel, but not a Vietnamese restaurant let alone at ground zero of Calle Ocho!
This gem of a "hole-in-the -wall" restaurant serves "classic" Vietnamese food like Pho, the salubrious national soup dish, chock full of any kind of meat your heart desires. Rare beef is king here, as are navel, stomach, brisket and sweet slices of smoked then grilled barbequed pork.
I ordered curry chicken with sweet potatoes and my friend made out like a bandit with this uber delicious pastry wrapped chicken. My God it was sooooo good!
All the dishes are served with passion as this is a family operation. They are especially known for their spicy preparations, such as their beef sate. I am a fanatic for this combination of crispy cooked beef (nice and fatty: read tasty) onions, sate sauce and hot chili peppers.
This little spot gets packed and it can take a bit long to get your food but trust me its worth the wait!