Another quick post for Vietnamese in Minneapolis. As mentioned previously, Minneapolis is home to a strong population of Hmong (and Somali), and the restaurants show it, which I enjoy very much! While Andrew Zimmern may favor Pho 79, my favorites are Jasmine Deli for pho and Quang’s for bun (vermicelli salads), both also located on Eat Street.
A friend of mine introduced me to Quang Restaurant a few years ago and recommended the vermicelli salad. Even though I was skeptical about salads as a meal, this salad blew me away, and I have since made it at home for myself many times. While on this occasion I tried their pho since that fit better for the cold winter day, their bun has a special place in my heart.