Hue Thai Sandwiches
5115 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146-8717
So, Hue Thai is a Vietnamese based restaurant with a wide variety of not only Vietnamese dishes, but also thrown in are a few Thai and other asian dishes here and there. There is a good variety of drinks. Service is fast and efficient. They take orders through a hand held electronic ordering system.
1. Banh Uot Cuon with gà nuong, instead of the usual seasoned pork. This delicious combination is off the menu, so you have to ask for the grilled chicken (gà nuong), specifically.
2. Banh Mi gà nuong. Supposedly, Hue Thai bakes their own bread fresh daily, and it sure tastes like it. Though it’s not the best bread ever, you can definitely tell it’s fresh and a nice soft but slightly chewy/toasty texture. The slathering of mayo with the grilled chicken and fresh veggies makes this entire combination beat a regular American sandwich any day!!!
3. Banh Canh Gio Heo Tom Cua. This was the most disappointing dish of the meal. The soup was just chicken broth infused with plenty of MSG. Even if I wanted Pho Ga, it was still bad soup overall! For those unfamiliar with Banh Canh’s soup, it’s supposed to be infused with some sort of delicious seafood, either shrimp, crab, or oysters, etc with a meaty infusion of thinly sliced pork and gelatinous pig feet. This bowl of soup was not it. However, the only positive was the noodles. The texture was chewy and not over cooked. Enough to save it from a Fail? Nope! I was severely disappointed because Hue Thai has definitely served it better before.
Conclusion: Hue Thai can be fantastic sometimes and overall, they perform to a satisfactory level with the quality of Vietnamese food. Good for a quick and decent lunch time bite.
p.s. 01/22/2010 – Don’t get the Goi Cuon/ Spring Rolls. It’s made with iceberg lettuce? ew….