Monday, November 7, 2011

Mountain View: Xanh

Two Saturdays ago: date night at Xanh on Castro Street.  I'd been to Xanh once before, several years ago, and had almost forgotten that it's quite a good restaurant.  The decor hasn't changed, so it's still coolly sultry: relatively high ceilings, minimalistic furniture, and lots of blue and green light installations.  We were seated at a spacious four-top, and then the menu perusal began.

Lychee martini: not too sweet, and very smooth.


"Pho you, pho me," i.e. pho gone fancy with a silly name.  The broth was nicely aromatic, if a bit salty.


Bun thit nuong with grilled pork: clean-tasting, with the noodles and vegetable accents a great contrast to the flavorful meat.


Also, catfish in a clay pot and coconut rice (not shown) were both tasty, but got overshadowed by the noodle dishes.

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I'm flying back up north this Thursday evening for Veteran's Day weekend, which also happens to be Andrew's birthday weekend.  A dinner excursion to SF seems likely, so stay tuned.

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