Blue Hen

1743 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Blue Hen

Photo: Amy Scattergood


  • Sun. 5-9 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat, 5-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Family Style, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
If you've spent any time in L.A.'s excellent Vietnamese noodle shops, Blue Hen's tasty but underdeveloped pho and bland chicken curry may leave you yearning for Rosemead or Little Saigon. But while you will probably not experience anything akin to culinary epiphany, this Eagle Rock kitchen is an unusually pleasant place to linger, listening to old soul tunes on the sound system and jacking yourself up on glasses of super-strong Vietnamese filtered coffee with condensed milk. Big bowls of chicken porridge seem custom designed to soothe mornings-after, and delicious Vietnamese sandwiches of turmeric-glazed chicken and herbs are a sweet, spicy variant on banh mi.

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