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Le Viet Cafe – a tiny NYC spot for tasty Viet/Thai street eats.

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Kimchi Fries. Do I need to say more? Look at that!

NYC seems to have an endless array of eateries of all styles and origins that take up residence here year in and year out. You can literally eat all around the world here in the five boroughs. Here is another new spot for good grub that has popped up within walking distance from my crib on the UES/Yorkville part of town. Hot damn! This makes my mouth and belly very happy!

Le Viet Cafe is a tiny resto that serves up some cheap and tasty Viet and Thai style street food. Even though it’s been open for a few months now where the old Buddha BBeeQ used to be we had not checked them out until a few weekends ago. Narrow and efficient looking the space can hold 12-15 people at most with a few tables along the one wall. Decor is minimalist but the service is very friendly. Menu is so very affordable and the portions are just about right for the price. Lunch specials during the week are also offered. I definitely need to go back now and try out some of the soups, sandwiches, fried rice dishes, and assorted appetizers. Yeah, you can say I enjoyed my first meal at Le Viet. Continue reading Le Viet Cafe – a tiny NYC spot for tasty Viet/Thai street eats.

Slurping up some Pho and a Bahn Mi on a cold NYC day.

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Beef Pho – photo credit – Yelp

Now that it seems as if winter has come back to us and it was cold last night I walked by this place and immediately wanted to shove my face in a big bowl of Pho! Saigon Shack located in the Greenwich Village section of NYC is one of those spots to dive into a tasty hot bowl of Pho on a blustery raw day to warm your insides with some terrific Vietnamese comfort eats.

As usual, this place was packed. Had to wait for a few minutes to grab a seat. As I was solo last night it was easy to score a stool up by the counter as people chow down pretty quick here and move along. What’s cool is that a waitress keeping track of those on line took our orders in advance so when I sat down the food was placed in front of me almost within a minute or two. I didn’t have to drool too long while seeing those around me slurp up their delicious looking Pho.

Since I was starving I ordered a few Vietnamese specialties to safisfy my growling stomach. Continue reading Slurping up some Pho and a Bahn Mi on a cold NYC day.