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March 29, 2004
Crain's Chicago Business
What's what on Vietnamese menus
By Anne Spiselman


Today, thorough menu descriptions in English are common, especially at upscale restaurants such as Pasteur on Broadway in Uptown. But ordering can still be daunting at the Vietnamese storefronts on Argyle Street and elsewhere if you want to share an authentic taste of the city's diversity---incorporating Chinese, Indian and French influences---with clients or colleagues. Menus can run several pages, and servers may not speak English.

This article goes on to chronicle the standard types of dishes which appear on Vietnamese menus. It also recommends two Argyle Street restaurants which are inexpensive and open for lunch and dinner:

Hai Yen
(1055 W. Argyle St.; 773/561-4077)
Slightly upscale by Argyle Street standards.

Pho 777
(1065 W. Argyle St.; 773/561-9909)
Known for its pho, naturally.


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