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Eat Out for 2 for Under $15 in Orange County

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Five budget conscious places to eat in the OC area.

Eaters looking for a good deal on tasty Vietnamese food can put 5 more places on their lists. For the budget conscious, here are 5 places to eat that will feed 2 people for under $15.

  1. Com Tam Thuan Kieu (Westminster, CA)
    If you’re looking for good Vietnamese comfort food that you’ll enjoy from the first to the last bite, look no further. Broken rice goes for between $5 and $8, depending on how many toppings you get. You can choose from pork chop, shredded pork tossed with rice flour, Chinese sausage, egg-and-pork cake, grilled beef, grilled pork, tofu stuffed with shrimp paste, or chicken. Four toppings will be in the $6 range; seven toppings, which is a mountain of food, is about $8.
  2. Banh Mi Che Cali (Westminster, CA)
    If you love sandwiches and you love bargains, you’ll love this place. Sandwiches are $2.25 each, but if you buy 2, you get 1 free. You can also buy che here, which is a Vietnamese dessert involving various sweets floating in coconut milk. There are several kinds – just point to whatever flavors you want. The cost is $1.50 each, but again, it’s buy 2 and get 1 free.
  3. Van’s Restaurant (Garden Grove, CA)
    This place specializes in “banh xeo,” a crispy fried half moon shaped crepe. It is stuffed with bean sprouts, pork and shrimp. You slice the crepe and stuff it into a romaine lettuce leaf and add mint, basil, pickled and julienned carrots and white radish, roll it up and dip into your fish sauce. The crepe is nice and crispy and they give you a hefty serving of fresh leafy greens. For less than $5, you’ll be amazed with its size.
  4. Pho Nguyen Hue (Westminster, CA)
    If you want something piping hot and as authentic as you can get then you’ll want to visit Pho Nguyen Hue. Pho Nguyen Hue is not known for nice décor or ample parking, it is known for its pho, more specifically, its pho ga. The pho ga is a combination of nice and tender chicken with perfectly textured noodles. Pho Nguyen Hue is the way to go if you are in the mood for some ph,o and for around $5 a bowl, you’ll be sure to return for some more.
  5. Luc Dinh Ky (Westminster, CA)
    Free nuoc ,mat, what more can we say? The nuoc mat here is not only delicious, it’s free, and that’s always a good start. Luc Dinh Ky has a variety of cheap eats that include grilled rice plates that can be combined with salmon, beef, or chicken and sausage. There’s also the traditional bo luc lac dish, and the Luc Dinh Ky’s house special noodle soup that is a combination of a variety of delicious meats. All in all, Luc Dinh Ky is a great place for cheap eats and free nuoc mat.

In light of the recent of economy, you can still find restaurants that will fill up your stomach without denting your pocketbook. You can take your pick from sandwiches to noodles, all at a deal with a meal for two for under $15.


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5 Responses to Eat Out for 2 for Under $15 in Orange County

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  • Hello,
    So if you want to play this game Vincent Nguyen fine than. Ill just ask you some questions. Why you care if I suicide or not?? Ive already said it 3 times already and you called the cops everytime falsifying the information to them. If I was alive all you would care about is your own goals/dreams with me you know it isn’t right. You think is good that I pay so much attention to you? Really!! Why do you bother telling me every single detail of your life? You know that really restricts me right? If you don’t like girls I feel like I have to not be around them just because you feel that way. Seriously I never wanted a relationship with you yet you try to force it. Theres no point in keeping it not so just stay out of my life ok? Ive just had enough of you. Go ahead and call the police again Ill show them this post, doesnt matter if you remove it. Anyways I only said it because I dont care about your goals/dreams it conflicts with mine. You think I like you getting in my way for every single thing I write to you. I said it before I will talk to everyone except you. You can be gone like the parasite you are in my life!! Anyways move on with your life do you have something better to do than to focus on me so much?? I did what I did and glad that was the only way you would go away from me. Admit it already you would of said something like what about me. I dont like the way things are, etc & you know it! Blaming & complaining about me really won’t solve anything. You bullied me first by saying all these things to me that were unnecessary like your family is superior to me. Dont even try to deny it. You dont want a relationship to me just want to be superior to me and honestly you think that will get you anywhere? Anyways this is resolved now why waste your time & mine? unless you dont even care about your time so have to ruin it for others? I didn’t even want you to read the email thought you wouldn’t why did you if your going to do it if you like me than ill make sure to piss you off like hell from now on. I dont want you to like me you will just get in my way and be annoying in my life & to me. Even if I did tell you this you will make me feel bad everytime is the truth you just can’t even accept it!! Anyways I have every right to talk about my sucide and mention you in the story. Trying to censor what Im trying to say now? I will make it clear not going to suicide but I won’t even give a damn about you either. I know you will get pissed off over every single thing even if its just throwing water in your face. Bye.


    • Well just going to say it Vincent Nguyen.
      I dont care if you kill yourself because of something I wrote about you either directly or indirectly I never wanted to be involved but you kept insisting it (im talking about cyberbullying here). Or because of me. You think it helps me talking to you it don’t. Your not that important in my life so don’t act like it. And another thing is not even over what you think that because you graduate University you will be great or something are you? Is not like you can dictate my life even if you wanted to (not now at least there is a reason im telling you this though one you don’t need to know). Ill make sure that your never involved in my life again. Is not like I need you in my life seriously I will just hire someone to take me somewhere or learn to drive myself. I dont need to feel bad or guilty because you feel that you helped me so much and want so much attention for it in return. I have better things to do than focus on you all day and feel sorry for you my whole life because you don’t have what you want because of me. If your going to be like that than just die, I really have nothing else to say.


  • hah. Vincent Nguyen I got this now. I could still meet people but not be in a relationship with them. Just because I meet/talk to someone doesn’t mean I have to be involved with them heh now I know exactly what to do now Im more relieved. Screw it being about you for once its about meeeee now :).


  • Well all I can say is lol Vincent Nguyen. Expect me to pay attention to you so much and this was the outcome. Even if you know what to do now doubt you will in the future. You can’t do anything for me and I know that now look I have a community to look after and I don’t feel like paying attention to you. Anyways I gave you my number if you want to call me but don’t expect me to care about you this time. I don’t even have your number anymore & my original one probably changed to phone plans. Don’t think I care about you because I don’t just interested in what you will actually do now without my so called love & support that you think I gave you.


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