" Delicious Vietnamese specials made fresh daily" is Viet Ai's slogan. They deliver on this very well.
It is a simple unassuming place on Ridgedale Ave. in Florham Park. Clean, busy, very good food.
I met a friend for lunch. She likes all types of Asian food as I do, and has a discriminating palate. As I walked in she looked up from the big colorful menu and said with wide eyes "I think you have picked a really good place, Peter."
We started by sharing a Goi Cuon Chay, vegetarian summer roll, which was fresh and crisp and was served with a mildly spicy sauce. On the table were chili and other sauces if you like a hotter flavor.
Donna then had Bun Cha Gio Thit Heo Nuong, grilled sliced pork & spring roll with lettuce on rice noodles, she loved this. Portions are ample not huge. Everything tastes so fresh and healthy.
I had Banh Hoi Ga Nuong, grilled chiken on tiny rice sticks with lettuce, cucumber & mint leaves. It came with a big pile of lettuce and mint which you wrap around the chicken and rice sticks. Fabulous.
Despite the restaurant being busy we never felt rushed. Had plenty of time to talk about business, direct mail marketing, philosophy, religion, our friend Traci Slatton's new book Immortal and enjoy a scrumptious lunch.
Scarlet knight a devoted foodie and egullet poster had this to say "We had lunch at this new restaurant in Florham Park. We had an order of summer rolls--it came with two and a peanut dipping sauce for each of us. Light and refreshing! There are about 18 varieties of pho. I had a seafood pho with shrimp, squid and fish balls, along with rice vermicelli and really fresh vegetables. It was first rate. My wife had beef pho with fresh eye of round. The beef was very tender, unlike the beef at other places. Some of the beef phos listed ingredients that were offputting (navel?), but hopefully they will edit their menu for more verbal appeal. However, the appeal to the Vietnamese community is unmistakeable. For an off day (Good Friday), the place was packed and most of the patrons were Asian, which I find to be an endorsement of the restaurant's authenticity and appeal. The service was very friendly and helpful. It it located in an old house across from the roller rink. It has a small parking lot and you enter in the back of the house. If you like Vietnamese, this is a must. In addition to the pho, the entrees looked good. We'll try them next time. It's at 189 Ridgedale Avenue. Go!" Egullet Forum
189 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park, NJ 07932