Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thien Long Restaurant - San Jose

This section of mall was relatively new. It was adjacent to Target and across from the mall with OSH in it. The first time we passed by we were on our way to a pho restaurant in the same mall as OSH. That new section seemed to promise of something new to try so we told ourselves that we'll be back to check it out.
One Saturday we were back there and saw this Thien Long Vietnamese Restaurant and decided to give it a try. I ordered a seafood pho and wawa, my room mate, ordered sweet and sour seafood and we shared a plate of spring roll.

Their seafood pho was standard with fish cake, prawn and crab leg. Wawa loved his sweet and sour seafood. The broth was a bit orange color and I suspected they used tom yum paste for it though it wasn't very spicy. There was some sort of spongy pieces shape in there that I couldn't tell what on earth was it. I believed it was some sort of vegetable.

The spring roll was the highlight of our visit. The regular Vietnamese spring roll (goi cuon) was usually made of slices of prawn, lettuce, rice noodle, bean sprout, thin slice of pork wrapped in a layer of rice paper. The Thien Long version was slightly different, instead of thin slice of pork, they used strips of barbecue pork, very tasty with hint of smoky flavor. Yum. Will definitely go back for those.

Thien Long Vietnamese Restaurant
3005 Silver Creek Rd
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 223-6188