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Pop Up Noodle House on Larchmont

Ready for a taste of Saigon, right here in Hancock Park? The Larchmont Larder announced today that they are partnering with Chef Phuong Tran to bring “flavor-driven Vietnamese-French cuisine” to the boulevard with the Saigon Noodle House.  The pop-up restaurant will operate evenings out of the Larder space at 626 N. Larchmont Blvd beginning Tuesday, October 11th and be open Tuesday through Sunday each week. Word has it they may set up additional tables out in the lot near the street. Sounds like a great way to work our way into cool fall nights – with a hot steamy bowl of noodles.

The Larchmont Larder will continue to serve food and market fresh meals Monday-Saturday, 8am – 4 pm.

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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  1. This just added from the Saigon Noodle House people: Phuong Tran, former proprietor and chef of the highly acclaimed Benley of Long Beach has teamed up with friend and business partner Christie McDonald to create the Saigon Noodle House, which features a casual, market fresh, and flavor-driven Vietnamese-French Cuisine. For the next three months they will be sharing the space with The Larder on Larchmont, operating at night after The Larder shuts its doors for the day. Their mission: to introduce this exciting and slightly exotic food in a casual, approachable atmosphere, bringing the taste and smells of Vietnam to the busy streets of LA with passion, love, and a little bit of joy.

    Hours of Operation Tuesday-Thursday: 5-10pm; Friday –Saturday: 5-11pm; Sunday 11am-10pm

  2. “You three guys wanna share this?” This was said with a deceitfully charming grin by one of my 7 year old twin girls, after she inhaled all but one sliver of perfectly warmed and spiced pear as “our” dessert at the new pop-up restaurant, Saigon Noodle House. Meanwhile, husband and the other 7 year old girl demolished a molten chocolate cake with fresh whipped cream, and then that same not-so-dainty-girl literally battled me – forks clashing — for the last bite of the peanut butter bananas foster crepe. She won. I was bummed.

    So went our second dinner at Saigon Noodle House tonight, conveniently for us located in walking/scootering distance at The Larchmont Larder. The food is seriously top notch. Classically trained Chef Phuong Tran (Campanile, Thomas Keller, Nobu Matsuhisha) is doing some amazing things, all in the casual, friendly vibe of the beloved Larder. Like any new place, especially one that is sharing space and doesn’t have all day to set up!, they are working out some kinks in regards to signage and menus and staffing up to scale, so give ’em some time. But if the first six days are any indication, Larchmont has a serious hot spot on its hands.

    Anything involving shrimp is beyond fabulous, the noodles are yummy cold or hot (though my 7 year olds prefer the cold and sticky), and I’ve officially dubbed the teeny weeny rice pillow appetizers “pillows of joy.” If you like cilantro, the veggie spring rolls have your name on them with a combo crunchy chewy goodness that tastes remarkably healthy. One of my kids at first rejected said spring rolls. I peeled one apart and got her to agree that the wrapper was like a fruit roll up without taste, and then she happily inhaled all the innards except the cilantro — apparently not so much a fan of cilantro, but otherwise, she was all-in. Husband tonight inhaled the pho noodles with rare beef and shitake mushrooms – when the busser came to claim his bowl of remnant broth, he protested and wanted to keep it to slurp up some more. Herb salad tonight was a delightful surprise with something hot sprinkled on and all deliciously fresh. And the “sandwiches” — clearly my Vietnamese needs some work — are on some of the freshest, most perfect French bread – baked in house! — I’ve had since a summer in the South in France (ahh, the days when the economy was good). REALLY looking forward to seeing this place develop and grow. Bring a sweater since most tables are outside, and bring a bottle(s) of your fave potion — corkage is free!


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