Real inside scoops are hard to come by, but try this one on for size.
My favorite Vietnamese restaurant in town, Que Nah, is one year old this week. To celebrate this momentous day, it's offering a seven-course traditional Vietnamese beef dinner. Meals like this are usually created to mark special occasions, and my buddy Ha Nguyen who runs the place is thrilled about doing this beef menu—she has been talking about it for months. If you love great Vietnamese food, you should head over there right away.
Here’s the menu:
Steamed beef paté
Grilled ground beef sausage with dipping sauces
Beef wrapped in Hawaiian lotus leaf
Grilled beef with lemongrass
Special beef rice soup
Vietnamese fondue of beef, fish, shrimp, and squid with a special dipping sauce
Vietnamese BBQ of beef, fish, shrimp, and squid marinated with lemongrass and cooked on a griddle at your table
Wow! And the best thing about it is that the seven-course menu is really eight courses. Now you know why this is my fave place for pho!
Que Nah is located at 849 University Avenue in St. Paul. See you there—I’m the bald guy in the corner sucking down a bowl of crispy rice hot pot with all the insouciance of a riverboat gambler.