The visit was unplanned. We were going to another restaurant a couple of doors down but turned out that the restaurant wasn't opened for lunch. So we looked around the area and decided on this one after checking out the menu outside.
When we walked in there were two tables occupied. I guess it wasn't really lunch time yet. The other table was just finishing their meal and was about to leave. We were looking at the menu when the young man there brought us our hot tea even before we ordered. Awesome. I decided on #11 hu tieu ba nam sadec (kho). It's a dry rice noodle with jumbo prawn and pork loin with soup on the side. Hubby decided on #17 mi thai dac biet (kho). It's a Thai style yellow noodle with crispy jumbo prawn with soup on the side.
After the young man took our order, he came back a minute later asking us if we would like bean sprout and whether we want it cooked. Sure, cooked it's better with dry noodle. I liked that they actually asked because it would be a waste to just provide the bean sprout and people don't eat them. I've seen so many times at pho joints where plates and plates of bean sprout left untouched.
Truong Thanh Restaurant
680 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 383 0886