Wednesday, November 26, 2014

80 North: Richmond, Huong Tra


Huong Tra  12221 San Pablo Ave. #8/after MacDonald Ave., (510) 234-7428.  L-D M-Sat; $.  No reservations.  Located in a strip mall, this is formerly small place recently knocked out a wall and doubled in size.  It continues to serve up large portions at bargain-basement prices but now without a wait line.  Tabletops are polished granite, chopsticks and forks are wrapped up neatly in a napkin, and beer glasses are chilled.
interior of Huong Tra in Richmond, California
interior of Huong Tra in Richmond, California

Sure things on the extensive menu include the fabulous #5 Vietnamese crispy pork-and-shrimp pancake with fresh herbs (super messy and super good), 
Vietnamese crispy pork-and-shrimp pancake at Huong Tra in Richmond, California
Vietnamese crispy pork-and-shrimp pancake at Huong Tra in Richmond, California

 the #54 spicy chicken rice plate, 
spicy chicken rice plate at Huong Tra in Richmond, California
spicy chicken rice plate at Huong Tra in Richmond, California

and the crispy prawns served atop a sort of onion-ginger salad.  
crispy prawns at Huong Tra in Richmond, California
crispy prawns at Huong Tra in Richmond, California

Additional popular dishes include shrimp fried rice, lemon-beef salad with minced peanuts, and a cubed beef rice plate that is a version of shaken beef (bo luc lac).  Rice plates and vermicelli bowls are generally good, as are shrimp dishes.  Drinks include a good Thai iced tea, iced coffee, and boba smoothies.

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