Brodard Vietnamese, Garden Grove, CA

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brodard Restaurant, Garden Grove
Brodard's Vietnamese Restaurant

I went to Brodard's Vietnamese Restaurant in Garden Grove, CA on Friday. The American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference is in town at the Anaheim Convention Center. Some 10,000+ librarians come to town with lots of cardigans.

We went to Brodard's Vietnamese in nearby Garden Grove. If you come to visit Disneyland or have a conference in Anaheim, you really need make your way to Little Saigon in the Santa Ana / Garden Grove / Westminster area of Orange County for something other than conference food. It was our first time at Brodard's. Reviewers either love or hate the sauce that accompanies their famous spring rolls. The spring rolls were very good and very tightly sealed (when I make them they are a floppy mess), but I found the sauce too sweet and used the basic fish sauce instead.

The service gets pretty ripped in Yelp, but I felt it was pretty typical of a fast-paced Vietnamese restaurant. We ordered, got the food and never saw the waiter again. If you want something, just raise your hand and get someone's attention. We talked for a long time and nearly closed down the place so it was great for us! :)

Vietnamese Restaurant (Cafe next door)
Inside the Mall of Fortune
9892 Westminster Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92844
Gastromony post (Thanks Cathy! Your post really helped us pick dishes!)
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Leah said... [Reply to comment]

Those spring rolls look amazing! I really miss Vietnamese food.

yoko said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sorry I didn't make it past the few blocks of Anaheim-- maybe next time. Brodard looks like a great place to eat!

Gastronomer said... [Reply to comment]

You're welcome! The sauce ain't my cup of tea either ;-)

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