Originally Posted by SField
If you ever go back to Chi town, go to the Viet place across from the Patisserie (in Argyle), the fairly clean looking place and order 7 flavors/courses of beef. The platter with the 3 kinds of sausages and meatballs, and the soup at the end are really just awesome. Best find in Chicago for asian besides TAC.
Ate this tonight...was really looking forward to it and was not impressed.
I think we got a bit screwed because it seemed to be our waiter's first night on the job...there were 4 of us eating and 2 of us went with the 7 courses of beef and he was like "you know thats a lot of food...blah blah....serves 2-3 people" so we split one order. That was definitely a mistake...it would have been a fair amount of food for one, but it was not enough for 2 hungry people.
The first course beef salad thing was good but not really anything special. The hotpot course was some boring shit (in the spirit of this thread)...whoopee, I get to dip my own thin beef into some boiling liquid.
The meatball/sausage plate had potential and some of the bits were quite good (do they change this one up depending on the day?). The meatball and the sausages wrapped in some sort of leaf were winners. I will agree that the soup was very good but splitting that little bowl between two people was sort of a drag.
I'm not sure where the 7th course of beef went....I thought I counted 3 items on the sausage/meatball plate but it is possible that there were actually 3 types of sausage with the meatball which would bring us up to 7.
I know that the bad service was a fluke...but I keep feeling like I am missing something. One of the other people at the table had lemongrass pork wraps which I would be much more inclined to order if I go back than the beef menu.