For Vietnamese people, eating a broken rice, or com tam, plate is synonymous with eating a burger. Add toppings to rice like grilled pork or beef, meatballs, shredded pork, Korean-style beef shortribs, Chinese sausage or fried eggs. Many combinations are suggested for you, but you also can order a rice plate with as many toppings as you like. The restaurant is family owned and operated, and the owner uses her own recipes which do not contain MSG. The owner also is always on-site, making sure that your rice plate is excellent every time. Most three-item plates run just $5.95, so it's a bargain as well.
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