This restaurant specializes in the dish called banh cuon, thin,
noodle-like rice crepes wrapped around fillings like barbecue pork
and ground shrimp. Thien Thanh also has the city's best version of
the North Vietnamese dish called Hanoi BBQ pork. Spicy snail soup,
shrimp soup and mi quang with bright yellow turmeric noodles are
among the other favorites.
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This week, we check in with the chefs from the Benjy's family -- Joseph Stayshich, Mike Potowski and Daniel Nossa -- to find out where they like to chow down about H-town. While all the answers are thoughtful and give a good roadmap...
Another dinner with Dad, another new dish discovered, this time at Thien Thanh on Bellaire Boulevard. Thien Thanh is not a new restaurant, of course; their banh cuon is the best in the city, and has been much lauded by Vietnamese-fo...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 3 a.m. by Robb Walsh
Carl Han ordered spicy snail soup, three kinds of banh cuon, and Hanoi grilled pork at Thien Thanh restaurant on Bellaire. Then he prepared several bowls of dipping sauces. For the meat-stuffed banh cuon, he mixed chile peppers with...