The Astronomer, June, and I lunched at Garden Grove’s perpetually packed Ốc & Lẩu while in the neighborhood visiting the newest member of our family: Baby Leo.
We don’t get around to Little Saigon nearly often enough, so when we do sit down for a meal in this Vietnamese culinary paradise, The Astronomer and I tend to order too much food out of giddy enthusiasm.
Many moons ago when The Astronomer and I called Vietnam home, we’d dine at seafood shacks once the sun set over Saigon. The food was always terrific at these informal sidewalk establishments, and the local crowds were welcoming and up for a good time.
The flavors at Ốc & Lẩu brought us back to Vietnam, but the polished environs were purely Little Saigon.
To start, a most refreshing passion fruit soda ($4.99) for our little lady. We might have to order an entire pitcher of this sparkly and sour beverage on our next visit.