A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Anaheim, California. We were in the mood for Vietnamese food and stumbled into Thuyen Vien. It has great Yelp® reviews and it’s vegan too!
We got things started with their “banana flower tacos”, which were tempura banana flowers served with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, and crispy cabbage on a rice cracker:
I got their “duck noodle soup” with yellow wheat noodles, gogi berries, bok choy, and smoked soy duck:
The broth was intense in flavors and I loved the soy duck. The noodles tasted just like egg noodles too! Gogi berries are weird to me – my mom used them in a lot of herbal soups growing up and I just never liked them.
My brother in law got their “Pho Ga”, where the “ga” is a soy chicken and not real chicken:
My sister got their Bun, made of cold vermicelli with soy pork, egg roll, and veggies:
All in all, the meal really hit the spot for our Vietnamese cravings in a surprising way that we didn’t end up missing the meat!
No website, but address and phone number are: 1740 Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92804; (714) 490-0242