Two weeks ago, I had a ladies’ blogger lunch meet-up at Que Huong, one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego.
It’s a perfect spot for a large group setting because they have several round tables and quite a diverse menu. Our lunch group included CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High, Cathy of mmm-yoso, Carol of CAB Cooks, Darlene of My Burning Kitchen, Jinxi of Jinxi Eats and Mary of This Tasty Life.
Cathy, Carol and CC took charge of ordering, making sure to touch on all of the dishes the restaurant is known for since there were a few people in the group who had never been here.
The thin egg crepe was stuffed with bean sprouts, pork, shrimp. It’s a little hard to eat once you cut into it, but still enjoyable.
Pork and Shrimp Jackfruit Salad
This has always been one of my favorite dishes here and was one of the highlights for most of the group. It’s served with a giant sesame rice chip on top.
Fish Sauce Wings
These are some of my favorite wings in San Diego. I always get these when I visit and I’ve even gotten a few take-out orders for past Superbowl viewing parties. The wings have a light and crisp skin and are flavored with a sweet and savory fish sauce.
Wild Boar with Lemongrass & Red Pepper
This was similar to the jackfruit salad, but with a gamey wild boar meat. I enjoyed it but preferred the jackfruit salad.
Pepper Grilled Frog Legs
The frog legs were simply seasoned with pepper . You could see the legs in their entirety, so this may not be a dish for the squemish.
Hanoi Style Grilled Red Snapper Cake
Another one of my favorites. The battered and fried fish is seasoned with dill and comes out on a sizzling platter. It’s accompanied with rice noodles, lettuce, pickled vegetables and herbs.
Salt and Garlic Fried Shrimp
I actually didn’t end up sampling this one, but there is a very similar Chinese version.
Similar to the fish sauce wings, but rolled in a sweeter tamarind sauce. I prefer the fish sauce wings.
Overall, I had another enjoyable meal here, as always. And it was fun to be able to order so many dishes at once. I enjoy the diverse menu and the staff is always friendly.
You can read CC’s account of our lunch visit here.