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Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

If you walked into Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa expecting to inhale a bowl of noodle soup, you might be dismayed to discover that pho is not served here. Rather, the house specialty is its namesake dish, nem nuong, or pork meatballs, skewered and gloriously charbroiled. These are tasty on their own, but if you don't mind a bit of D.I.Y. action, order them as part of a set served with rice papers and garnishes so you can wrap and roll your own spring rolls, as most families do. While you're here exploring the world of Vietnamese cuisine beyond soup, you may as well try a few other choice dishes: the bánh bèo, or taco-sized rice cakes that are steamed and topped with dried shrimp, say, or the bánh hoi, a mat of thin, intricately woven vermicelli topped with chopped scallions and garlic. 9016 Mission Drive, Rosemead; (626) 286-3370. Mon.-Tues., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Entrees $6-$16. Cash only. No alcohol.

 

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The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
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Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

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