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Goc Ha Noi Corner
As its name suggests, this Garden Grove restaurant specializes in Northern Vietnamese cuisine, and in particular, popular dishes from the city of Hanoi. That also means it’s pretty different than other restaurants in Little Saigon (the majority here specialize in Central Vietnamese dishes). While this is one of our favorite all-around menus in the neighborhood, the one dish you must order is the grilled pork patties with steamed rice paper. They’re sweet, savory, and immensely fragrant, and when wrapped around the steamed rice paper, they become one of our top-five favorite dishes in Little Saigon. Also, try their orange-broth tom yum soup, which is more pungent than regular tom yum, but just as delicious.