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.
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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|
the #54 spicy chicken rice plate,
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and the crispy prawns served atop a sort of onion-ginger salad.
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