21 Essential Vietnamese Restaurants in Orange County’s Little Saigon, 2019 Edition

A person eating a dish filled with banh beo, a steamed Vietnamese rice cake, topped with shrimp and scallions.

Banh beo at Quan Mii in Westminster. | [Official Photo]

Where to eat in the nation’s largest Vietnamese community

Orange County’s Little Saigon was originally a 1.5-mile stretch of Bolsa Avenue in the city of Westminster. As the Vietnamese population grew over the decades, the original business and cultural hub expanded into the neighboring communities of Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, and Santa Ana. Today, Little Saigon is the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam, with a population of 300,000, several Vietnamese-language newspapers, and hundreds of restaurants spread over three square miles.

From broken rice with all the fixings to noodle soups from every region, here now are the 21 essential Vietnamese restaurants in OC’s Little Saigon.

Removed: Pho Quang Trung, Com Tam Thuan Kieu

Added: Hien Thanh, Com Tam Thanh, Hoa Sen, Oc & Lau, Coffee Factory, Ngu Binh, Quan Mii

Source: LA Eater