Chinese/Indian/Vietnamese/Taiwanese food, oh how I miss you. On Friday night I decided to tackle the Chinese/Vietnamese craving with the roomie at Nha Trang One in Chinatown. We got there at around 7:00pm and had to wait 5 minutes for a table-- not bad at all! The funny part came after we sat down and were given menus. Within 5 minutes, we were approached 3 times by different servers asking us if we were ready to order. We figured they just really wanted us to give back the table asap.
Sweet garlic calamari for $10.50. I really liked the taste of this, but the texture was a little strange. It wasn't really freshly fried... it seemed slightly stale or something.
Pho with medium cooked beef for $5.25! Very decent and perfect for the negative temperatures! There was a generous helping of beef, and it was tender and tasty. I would definitely go back for this.
Beef & vegetable noodles, $6.50. Are Asian restaurants the only restaurants where main dishes exist for under $10? I got really excited about the prices here. This dish was also decent. Nothing spectacular, but I still enjoyed it, as I'd been craving Chinese food for a very long time.
After we finished eating, the server asked us if we liked the food and then cleared away our plates. We proceeded to sit and talk for 20 minutes or so, and not one server rushed us to get the bill. So I suppose they were just eager to feed us when we first sat down?
Conclusion: this meal made me miss Hong Kong and all its food glory.
87 Baxter Street (between Walker Street & White Street)
New York, NY 10013
Phone number: (212)233-5948
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