Try It, You’ll Like It! Authentic Vietnamese Café in Seadrift

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 23 Feb 12 - 1 Comment

Cooks Van Nguyen and Phuong Pham in the kitchen with Rocky.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese cuisine? Well, I hadn’t either until a few days ago. I’d heard from several sources that Rocky’s Noodle House in Seadrift was the place to go for a quick and tasty bite to eat, so I thought I’d give it a try.

Walking into the little building at 424 S. Main, we were pleasantly greeted by Rocky, himself, who quickly rushed to the kitchen to help complete the orders that were in process. My granddaughter, Autumn, spotted the Spring Rolls on the counter right away and had to have some before we even looked at the menu.

The dining area is small, only six tables, but very clean and bright. The menu featured a lot of dishes starting with the word “”: tai, chin, bo vien, etc. I understand that this is a traditional Vietnamese broth and is served with noodles and various meats. Although I heard it was quite delicious, I’m not an adventurous eater, so I chose something more familiar: Stir Fried Noodle with Chicken and Vegetables.

My friend Rose, who had worked up an appetite delivering papers with us, is not much of a gourmet either, so she decided to have the same. Autumn ordered Fried Rice and Egg Roll. We shared our meals so we could get a taste of everything. I liked the fried rice and egg roll best.

Rocky Thach Le, who has lived in Seadrift for 14 years, opened his Noodle House on December 6 and has seen his business grow as more and more Seadrifters and folks from Port Lavaca and Port O’Connor try it out, return again and again, and tell their friends.

I had heard that Rocky sometimes plays guitar and sings for his customers, but he was a little too busy cooking and serving while we were there to serenade us. Maybe next time.

On the way out, I purchased a few more Spring Rolls to enjoy later. Our dining experience at Rocky’s Noodle House was outstanding and I highly recommend you check it out.

Rocky’s Noodle House is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The phone number is 361-237-6005.

-Joyce Rhyne

Raquel Martinez and Kenny Garza enjoy lunch at Rocky’s Noodle House. Raquel drives from Port Lavaca to have Pho at Rocky’s at least once a week.

One comment for “Try It, You’ll Like It! Authentic Vietnamese Café in Seadrift”

Daniela Wolfe

Never had Vietnamese food before and once I had it I couldn’t stop I would drive all the way from la Pryor Texas to come get some. Of course my inlaws were visited also. Haha but Ricky’s noodle house is the first place I go when I get there! Try the virmacelli salad it’s divine!

May 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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