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I am a fan of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches – even more so their vermicelli noodle salads. Viet Ha specializes in both of these areas, so it made sense this was the right place to satisfy my cravings.
Viet Ha Noodles & Grill
2417 Broadway #A2
Sacramento, CA 95818
Upon entering, it almost feels like you’re at a local coffee shop or juice bar. Modern and simple, I quite like. Only thing is, its a little dim where they have the tables set up, so if you don’t like that, I recommend sitting at the booth area.
If you take a look at their menu, you get 3 choices – jasmine rice box, vermicelli noodle box or a banh mi sandwich. After, you then proceed to choose your choice of protein – chicken, pork, beef, tofu or shrimp. All boxes and sandwiches come with the following garnishes – lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumbers, cilantro, fried shallots and pickled carrots, unless you choose your preferred garnishes. They offer two types of dressings, a light vinaigrette and a savory soy.
Not too many choices when it comes to appetizers, which is fine but we ordered some salt and pepper wings. Not my cup of tea honestly, a bit saltier than I expected.
We both ordered the vermicelli noodle box – one chicken, one shrimp. We both decided to go with the vinaigrette, which is a sweet and tangy fish sauce based dressing.
So much chicken
If you do choose the vinaigrette, be careful upon opening the container since it gets sticky. Definitely not something you would want to get on your clothes, not fun to walk around smelling like fish sauce.
The shrimp is much bigger in person
Presentation is nice, noodles are topped with your choice of meat and garnishes that comes in a Chinese take-out style box. Of course when mixed, its not as pretty. The dressing compliments everything well and the amount given is more than enough to coat everything. It had a nice balance and tasted fresh.
You can definitely make this at home (which I have), but if you’re in town and/or looking to find something quick and nutritious with a laid back setting, Viet Ha is the place for you.