Friday Vietnamese restaurant roundup


Non-Vietnamese pushes for more Vietnamese cuisine in Detroit

Flowers of Vietnam - Detroit (Source:
Flowers of Vietnam – Detroit (Source:

Excerpt: “I’m not Vietnamese so I feel I have to respect [the cuisine] as much as possible,” says George Azar, the chef and owner of soon-to-reopen Vietnamese restaurant, Flowers of Vietnam. Source:

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Cafe Opla (Seattle)

Cafe Opla (Seattle) - Source: hoodline
Cafe Opla (Seattle) – Source: hoodline

Excerpt: Café Opla is a Vietnamese eatery that celebrates how French colonization influenced the country’s cuisine, specifically via opla—the Vietnamese word for oeufs au plats, or breakfast egg dishes. Source: hoodline.

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Review of Pho Sure in Shrewsbury, Massachusets

Pho Sure Shrewsbury (Source: Telegram)
Pho Sure Shrewsbury (Source: Telegram)

Excerpt: Awash in hot soups, Pho Sure is vegan-friendly and adds wildly natural chopped bamboo room dividers to artworks that respect contemporary and more traditional Vietnamese culture. From front end to back, the staff appears young and they keep the aisles wide so servers can cover a lot of ground, which ours certainly did. Source: Telegram.

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