Route 30 food-lovers let out a cheer when casual BYOB Ha Long Bay opened in September, making it the first Vietnamese restaurant on the Main Line. In general, the offerings could use some oomph; the kitchen caters to the more cautious among suburban diners. We missed the tabletop condiments (Sriracha, hoisin, etc.) that we’re used to elsewhere. The pho doesn’t compare to the Washington Avenue standbys, but the fried spring rolls, hot pots and charbroiled meat entrées are quite good. If you have to get your banh mi on after a tiring day at Suburban Square, this should do the trick.
we almost left,(full) when the waiter suggested the coconut creme flan. wow!terrific. the owner's sister in the kitchen makes everything except the Amoroso rolls for the terrific Vietnamese sandwiches. Seaweed soup, spring roll, curried chicken, grilled meat in grape leaf, grilled shrimp on vermicelli: all really good. the new go-to and take-out for us. BYOB and takes cc, noisy when full of happy people, open 7 days lunch and dinner till 10 weekdays, 11 wkend. hooray! Posted by Jon: Dec. December 18th, 2007 at 10:57 PM