There are lots of Vietnamese restaurants in Garland but Dong Que Restaurant is the place you want to go if you’re interested in a hot bowl of bon bo hue. Hit the dark, almost muddy broth with a good squeeze of lime and watch the freshly chopped scallions come to life. Take a bite of the blood pudding and note its mild, mineral flavor. Stir in a little extra chile sauce if you’d like more heat. Suddenly, pho seems kind of boring. Of course, there’s pho served here as well. There are also charred and grilled meatballs you wrap with rice papers and herbs before dipping in fish sauce. Choose carefully because it’s easy to fill your table with more dishes than you can handle like the seven-course beef dinner, which you’d think couldn’t be that big for just $14.95. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:40 a.m. by Scott Reitz
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Bun bo hue is a bras...
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