Wow finally found a cool Vietnamese place that’s good too ^o^! Gingergrass is my new favorite place in Silver Lake. Surprisingly, the food do taste authentic. Other than the usual Vietnamese dishes, they have some interesting entrees (ex: banana leaf fish). These drinks Basil-Lime Elixir $2.95 are very delicious and refreshing. The Shrimp chip is free (with hoshin sauce).
Green papaya salad $5.25. Freshly shredded green papaya and carrots topped with a spicy vietnamese vinaigrette, red peppers and caramelized shallots. Good! Sweet and sour seafood Canh Chua $7.50, fish and shrimp served in a tamarind seafood broth, rice noodles, chilies, pineapple, and herbs. The soup is very addictive. Beef Noodle Bowl $7.25, the grilled beef is so tender and tasty, quite possibly the best I’ve had, oh so yummy!
Celebrity sighting! ^o^ Saw actor Giovanni Ribisi (ex: Scarlett Johansson’s photographer husband in Lost in Translation, Jude Law’s friend in Sky Captain, Phoebe’s brother in Friends) sitting by himself one table away from us! He was reading a script the whole time. He ordered a fried rice looking dish and Vietnamese coffee.
A previous visit at night after OT at work. We had to wait for 20 mins since it was packed (it was still packed with waiting line at 10:00 pm)! I had the Fresh Ginger Limeade which was very yummy as well. My friend got the fried sea bass with sweet and sour tomato sauce. It’s alright, the sauce is too strong tasting. We also got the ginger creme burlee (pix got blurry Y_Y) which is good too. Also saw the midget lady from the Poltergeist ! She sit right next to us and she order this huge entree of lobster! @o@!!