4051 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
One of my favorite places in Atlanta to get Vietnamese vermicelli dishes. The meats have a smokey grilled flavor that really ads to the dish. The vermicelli bowl at a Vietnamese restaurant typically comes with rice noodles, herbs, peanuts, shredded carrots, and lettuce. A very healthy option that would be a great introduction to Vietnamese cuisine if you have never tried it.
11148 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77042
This is probably my favorite little Vietnamese restaurant in Houston. They don't overdo the fishy flavor in the dishes and if they use any fish sauce at all, the flavor is barley detectable. All dishes are great but I especially recommend giving the do-it-yourself fresh spring rolls a try. The grilled meats, noodles, vegetables, herbs, and wrappers are brought to your table and you can add ingredients to your liking. It takes practice to roll the rice paper wrappers but even if you mess up, they still taste great.
Dine-o-meter rating: 84 % for Atlanta and 86% for Houston.