Thursday, June 30, 2011

NJ Eats....Binh Duong for Authentic Vietnamese in Bloomfield!

Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall that also houses a Filipino grocery, bakery, and restaurant, Binh Duong is a great Vietnamese restaurant has been serving customers for many years.  I've been coming here for a long time and their food is always solid and very reasonably priced.  They have an extensive menu but serve all the usual classics such as a variety of Pho as well as rice dishes topped with various meat items such as grilled pork chops or beef.

One of their best appetizers, aside from their fried calamari, is their rare beef salad.  It's tossed in a very
 light Vietnamese vinaigrette.  The beef is just very lightly poached and served on top of greens and 
tastes crisp and refreshing.

One of the "must have" appetizers when going to a Vietnamese restaurant is summer rolls.  Inside there's rice noodles, beef, shrimp, mint, and scallions, and served with a peanut sauce.

One of my favorite go to dishes here is their combination pork congee, or rice porridge.  I actually haven't seen this served in any other Vietnamese restaurant I've been to.  This is a very hearty dish and has very unique pork ingredients including pork blood cubes, intestines, and may be for the more adventurous eater but it's really really delicous, especially at only $7.  It even comes with a side of Chinese style fried croutons, that goes very well in the congee!

Here is their classic combination pho...this is the small size, and it comes in medium and large as well.  All the ingredients are here as well and the broth is rich and flavorful.

Check out this comprehensive blog entry fir Binh Duong from Off the Broiler and take a look at pictures of the variety of dishes that they serve!   

Binh Duong
61 Belleville Ave
BloomfieldNJ 07003
(973) 680-8440


  1. Love Vietnamese. I wake up craving Pho.

  2. Don't know if it's true or not, but I also recently read somewhere that Pho is one of the best remedies for a hangover!

  3. I bet it is. Problem is that I have to drive at least a half hour with a hangover to get good pho!


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