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 cafe 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.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa
Parking: Lot Available
Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary