Vietnamese Soycafe - A Hidden Gem in Silver Lake
You finally go there one Sunday morning after being intrigued by the limited but unique menu that you happen to look at through the window one Saturday when the pet food store was not yet open and you needed to kill some time, so you walked up the block to check this quirky place out.
Below, a cup of cinnamon soymilk:
Below, a double Vietnamese coffee – you are in heaven.
Below, the jicama fresh rolls:
These are wonderful. You cannot eat the peanut sauce with which they are served (or you’ll take a trip to migraineville) but it doesn’t matter; the texture is perfect and the minimalist flavors blend so well together.
Below, the overwhelmingly popular lemongrass chicken banh mi:
You pledge that next time you’ll order the green onion and sardine banh mi. There is also a vegetarian option: the shitake mushroom and tofu.
Below, two views of the Sunday special bun with tumeric whitefish:
You’ve heard about this dish through the foodie grapevine, and you purposely came here on a Sunday just to get it. It surpasses all of your expectations; it’s so simple and lovely. You’ve declared this the best dish in LA County since the late Kuala Lumpur’s wonton laksa.
Below, the soyskin mushroom bun and the soynugs:
On a health kick? You’ll have to try the “C Shot” – Viet’s upscale version of the uber-cleansing detox libation of lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
1997 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027