Huong Viet Dishes Up Great Food

(Photo taken by Sean Clary)

(Photo taken by Sean Clary)

Sean Clary, Staff Writer

On a rainy Thursday evening, Huong Viet Vietnamese cuisine is still crowded with nearly every table occupied and the kitchen running in full gear.  Huong Viet is located off of Wilson Boulevard in the Eden Center near Seven Corners.  The restaurant is owned by Eric Trieu’s(12) father, Mr. Nick Trieu.   Eric is a senior here at Falls Church and he enjoys his dad’s restaurant as the family’s masterpiece.

Huong Viet has over 150 entrees to choose from on the menu, including soups, noodles, chicken, steak, pork, and even seafood.  The premiere appetizer would be the crispy spring rolls that are nicely complimented with sweet and sour sauce.  I personally enjoyed the broccoli and beef with a side of fried rice. Huong Viet also has a large variety of beverages with over 10 different hot teas, soda, alcoholic beverages, and delicious bubble tea.

Huong Viet was awarded the “Washingtonian Magazine Best Bargain Award” from 2006 to 2013 and has been written up in the Washington Post and New York Times for being a great Vietnamese eatery.  Huong Viet attracts younger crowds and families who enjoy Vietnamese food which is why the restaurant has an extremely busy take-out line located in the front of the establishment.

Some of the premiere appetizers at Huong Viet would be the Bi Cuon which is shredded pork rolls and Boi Tai Chanh which is thinly sliced beef salad topped with peanuts.  The soups that are most often purchased are the Canh Chua Ca Bong Lau, which is Vietnamese sweet and sour tamarind soup with fish.  The most expensive soup would be the Lau Ca Bong Lau which is Vietnamese sweet and sour tamarind fish soup served in a hot pot.

Huong Viet has multiple entrees and one of the most popular dishes would be the Ga Xao Thap Cam which is stir-fried chicken with mixed vegetables.  One of the more interesting seafood entrees would be the Ech Xao Lan which is sautéed frog eggs with curry sauce.  Huong Viet has a wide variety of food for vegetarians including the Bong Cai Xanh Xao Toi which is stir-fried broccoli with garlic sauce.  Overall, Huong Viet is a great restaurant to visit, and I highly recommend that you try this local restaurant and choose from the wide variety of delicious food on their menu.