Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

Awhile back my son invited me to get this app called Upside. It gives you cash back when you buy gas at certain gas stations and eat at certain restaurants. He wasn’t looking out for me, though. His ulterior motive was he gets a monetary kickback every time I use the app, since I used… Continue reading Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

Lilly’s Café, New Orleans, LA Report #464

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a good while. Some time ago someone told me they made a shrimp pho. I love pho, but had never seen a shrimp one in any of the Vietnamese restaurants I’d been to. Today we finally made it in. Small, cozy little place, with a sign in… Continue reading Lilly’s Café, New Orleans, LA Report #464

Jasmine’s Noodle Bar, Bossier City, LA Report #433

Second stop on my road trip. I hadn’t eaten since lunch at Mike Anderson’s, which was 270 miles ago! We had seafood then. We weren’t sure what type of cuisine we wanted for dinner. I googled, “Restaurants Near Me’, and a Chinese restaurant called the Four Winds popped up. Wasn’t far from our hotel and… Continue reading Jasmine’s Noodle Bar, Bossier City, LA Report #433

Pho Bang Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #420

I was in the mood for Vietnamese food for lunch today. My absolute favorite place for Vietnamese, Tan Dinh, is now closed on Sundays. I’ve been seeing this place forever and never tried it, so I figured today was as good a day as any to check them out. Looks like the sign on the… Continue reading Pho Bang Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #420

Asian Taste, Harvey, LA Report #374

When I woke up today it was raining. Most people wake up and think about what the day might hold for them. I wake up and immediately think about what I’m going to eat. For some reason the rain put me in the mood for Pho. Since I was hungry, I headed to the nearest… Continue reading Asian Taste, Harvey, LA Report #374

Pho Orchid, Metairie, LA Report #326

It hit me I like Tan Dinh so much I hadn’t been anywhere else for Vietnamese food in a long time. A couple of people told me this place was good, so we figured we’d give it a try. We decided on: AND THE FOOD! The Torpedo Shrimp were large, butterflied shrimp, stuffed with cream… Continue reading Pho Orchid, Metairie, LA Report #326

Nine Roses, Gretna, LA Report #167

Can’t decided between Vietnamese or Chinese food?  Don’t stress it.  Come here and have both.  This place is located less than a block off the Westbank Expressway in Gretna, but I drove by over 1,000 times never knowing it was there.  If you’re driving towards the river on the ground level of the expressway, a… Continue reading Nine Roses, Gretna, LA Report #167

Namese, New Orleans, LA Report #132

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED********** This is a Vietnamese restaurant.  They describe themselves as bridging the gap between the markets of Vietnam and the streets of New Orleans.  I don’t really care about the markets of Vietnam.  I just want good food, so let’s get right to that! We started out with the Five Spice Pork Belly… Continue reading Namese, New Orleans, LA Report #132

Pho Michael, Metairie, LA Report #73

We’ve had some VERY cold weather in New Orleans lately so my mind has been on a bowl of hot soup for a week now, and one of my favorite is the Vietnamese, beef broth based soup, Pho.  I’ve heard some very good things about this place so I figured I’d head out to Metairie… Continue reading Pho Michael, Metairie, LA Report #73

Tan Dinh Vietnamese Bistro, Gretna, LA Report #61

It snowed today in New Orleans.  In case you don’t know, that hardly EVER happens!  When it gets cold like this every normal New Orleanian’s thoughts turn to one dish.  GUMBO!  But since I’m not normal, and too damn lazy to make a pot of gumbo, my thoughts turned to Pho!  That delicious Vietnamese beef… Continue reading Tan Dinh Vietnamese Bistro, Gretna, LA Report #61