eating > cao nguyen

In our old age Jane, Jen, and I are starting to eat dinner much earlier than in the bonny days of our youth. Remember those days? When Bagel Bites at 10:30pm seemed like a good idea?

Cao Nguyen is tucked away in the corner of a strip mall in what I would consider ‘deep, deep San Jose’. We had caramelized shrimp in a claypot which was this sticky, sugary, fish saucy pile of shrimp (yum) and citrusy, vinegary rare beef salad (yum again).

My addition to the party was this enormous plate of thin vermicelli cakes, grilled pork and prawns, lettuce, mint, and pickled veggies. Also, yum. I love it when you get to do a little creatin’ – a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Also, cakes made of noodles are fun.


True confession. We ate early because I brought the girls to US Nail Supply which is heaven for nail polish lovers but closes at 5pm.


True confession part 2. I ate Bagel Bites for dinner the night before. The days of my youth continue.

Cao Nguyen & US Nail Supply: 2549 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95122


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