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Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen Top 100

Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen has brought a delightful menu to Lower Greenville, bringing it to our Top 100 list this year. Start with spring rolls, fried exteriors wrapping shrimp, pork and leafy springs. The broken rice plate offers tender rice, shrimp, cucumber, pickled veggies and a sunny-side egg. Choose your protein, but you can’t go wrong with the lemongrass pork. The best part may be pouring over as much fish sauce as you like. The banh mi is welcoming and simple, with layers of meat, foie gras pate and plenty of pickled vegetables and cilantro. A dish you shouldn’t skip is the bun bo Hue, with the bite of spice (as long as you put in all the chili oil) alongside the fragrant lemongrass. As an added bonus, this restaurant is women-led.

Top pick: Any dish with their flavorful broths.

Downside: The bar menu is an odd one to eat food with, with super-sweet flavors and a whole lot of rum.
Alison McLean
Details
  • Hours: Sunday through Thursday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Lot available, Metered, On-street