photo credit: Kate Previte
Nón Lá is a tiny, sparsely-decorated place that should be one of your go-to spots for Vietnamese food in the East Village. We wouldn’t bring a huge group here, but it’s perfect for a casual date or some takeout. Start with the minced pork and mushroom steamed rice rolls, then get the phở with brisket. The broth leans light, but it’s still packed with plenty of flavor. Our favorite dish is the lemongrass-marinated grilled chicken that’s a little sweet and nicely-charred. You might want to add on an extra order for the next day.
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