The moment you're seated and handed the cracked-laminated menu at Da Vang, relief follows. Good, aromatic, hearty Vietnamese food is on the way. Most dishes are under $10 and usually require a to-go container or an afternoon nap — or better yet, an order of café sua nong (hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk). The pho choices are versatile, about a dozen varieties in all, but the pho tai nam may be your best bet. If you really want to go nuts, the com tam dac biet is — get ready — broken steamed rice with barbecue pork, shrimp, a fried shrimp cake, a barbecue pork meatball, a crab-egg cake, shredded pork, and a fried egg. Da Vang, in its multi-roomed strip-mall setting south of Christown Spectrum Mall, also offers banh mi (sandwiches), lau (hot pot), and bun (vermicelli) in a beyond-comfortable setting. New Normal: The staff at Da Vang has rearranged tables inside the restaurant so they're at least six feet apart throughout all three rooms of the eatery. Delivery is available through DoorDash.
- Price: $
- Hours: Thursday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Alcohol: Beer/Wine
- Reservations: Recommended
- Parking: Lot available