On Sunday, it was Eat Squad time again and Vietnamese food was next on our hit list. Mr. B did some research and liked the Yelp reviews he found about Bamboo Grill & Hot Pot in Chamblee, so we all ventured back to Buford Highway once again for some ethnic cuisine.
Aside from Whole Foods-prepared Viet. spring rolls, I’d never eaten Vietnamese food before. (It’s always interesting not having a benchmark for which to compare new foods or restaurants, but that’s kind of the point of Eat Squad, I guess.)
This ES session, we had the honor of food blogger FB joining us. We all sat down at a large round table at the restaurant and perused the extensive menu. I was pretty overwhelmed, so I asked Mr. B. – who has experience with Viet. food – to order for me. On his and our friendly waitress’s recommendation, we decided to eat family style and order a number of tasty dishes, a few of which we had to prepare + cook ourselves.
Below are a few pictures of our meal:
I really enjoyed this meal. In preparation for my upcoming vacations, I am kinda watching my waistline (only kinda) and I didn’t feel guilty at all about what I ate. To me, Vietnamese food is like a healthier version of Thai food. I definitely want to get it again, but I’d like to consider trying some other Viet. restaurants around town. For the Eat Squad members who had eaten Viet. before, they said that Bamboo was good – but not the best in town. Whatever the case, I’m happy to know that I like Viet. food and I look forward to trying it again soon.
The next Eat Squad gathering will take us to Cafe Agora in Buckhead for some Mediterranean cuisine. Stay tuned…
Bamboo Grill & Hot Pot
4646 Buford Highway St.
Atlanta, GA 30341
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