Ahhh we’ve finally reached the last and final leg of my dad’s bday extravaganza food coma induced weekend!
We ended the weekend off with noodles…pho noodles to be exact! It’s no mystery that I love noodles. I can eat noodles anytime of the day. From ginger scallion noodles (a lunch time favorite), spaghetti, to my baked ziti… I can go on and on, I love noodles!
For the last leg, we headed back to Little Saigon for noodles. It’s so worth the trip to go there from HB :)
We scarfed down noodles at Quan Vy in Garden Grove. It wasn’t exactly a hole-in-the-wall place, but more like a random-noodle-shop-in-a-strip-mall-inside-Asian-market kinda place. Don’t get me wrong! Sometimes these type of places can be just as yummy, especially if you’re in search for a quickie bite to eat.
Yelpers were not to kind with this place and give it 2.5/5 stars. In all honesty, I agree with the 2.5 star rating. With these type of places, you get what you pay for. It’s not a fancy schmancy dining experience, so don’t expect it. You order, you eat, you pay, you go…don’t expect service. Also, just point when you order because English is not an option. They will have a tough time understanding you and vice versa.
The food was nice and hot and very filling (I had major belly bloat for the rest of the day :)! If you order the specials, it’s 50% off which is typical for pho places these days. I’m not all too familiar with pho offerings, so my baby almost-twin brother ordered for me. How sweet, right? :)
Feast your eyes on my noodles below…
Thank you for joining me on my fun-filled family weekends! Weekends are the only time where we get to see each since we all live such busy separate lives.
Once again, happy birthday dad, love ya!
xoxo, kat + family
I had my first Swedish meatballs experience at Ikea!! And it was O-M-G AAAAMAZING! Now I can see what all the hype is about at IKEA.
Aside from their ridiculously cute adorable furniture options, their cafeteria-style restaurant is the perfect escape from furniture shopping!
While there, I picked up a box up their famous meatballs to go and a 6-pack box of cinnamon buns. The mashed potatoes were extremely plain. Why don’t they slather some of that gravy on the potatoes? The meatballs were good…but honestly, I think my meatballs are better. I really can’t comprehend what all the hype is about when it comes to these little suckers?? Do you love them? Or are you on the same boat as me?
Is there anything at the IKEA restaurant worth trying?
Oh geez! My family weekends are killing me. I consume so much food that I end up being full for the rest of the week!
Anyhoo, part two of my dad’s birthday extravaganza led us back down to the OC where we indulged in Chinese/Vietnamese style food at the iconic enclave of Orange Country known as “Little Saigon”. Any OC native will tell you that this is where you go if you want OG, authentic dirty-hole-in-the-wall Asian food.
We spent the latter part of his bday at Seafood Cove for dinner. This restaurant has been family-owned since 1989, and I have been going there since the 90′s (oh yes, I’m really that old! :).
Yelpers gave this place 4/5 stars. Hmmm this is tough, but I’m going to have to give it 3/5 stars. Why? Ok, don’t call me picky! Don’t you judge me! Ok fine, call me picky… but the food wasn’t as good as it could be that night. It seemed like some dishes were cooked when order, and some dishes have been half-cooked and then re-heated when ordered. Don’t you just hate that? I know I do… Maybe food tasted a lot better when I was a kid since I didn’t really have a concept of what’s good and what’s bad. Sigh… I just remembered being in love with the food at this place when I was younger…
Oh, dad gives it 2/5 stars. He’s such a tough critic here on she cooks, he eats :)
Here are some pics of greasy food for your viewing pleasure…
One more thing, everything is family style! So don’t be afraid, just dive in and eat, eat, eat!!