Quoc Huong

This week brings us to Quoc Huong vietnamese fast food restaurant in Asian Square. With large plants by the door, sauce and utensil caddies, and both regular and family-style tables, this interior is pretty standard fare for asian restaurants. It was so crowded that I wasn’t able to grab a decent photo without interfering with the meal and privacy of my dining neighbors. But the crowding suggested a large following and hinted at great food, so I didn’t complain.

Quoc Huong

The hubs and I sat family-style, in the only two chairs open at the time. We ordered to items to swap, the banh mi – BBQ pork sandwich ($3.95) and the bun thit nuong – barbecue vermicelli noodle dish ($6.95).

We also got a sour custard boba shake ($3). The bobas were different from others we have had. They tasted lighter – perhaps they have honey in them. The sour custard flavoring was light, kind of sweet and slightly sour. I liked it.

Quoc Huong Banh Mi

Banh mi

Bun Thit Nuong

Bun Thit Nuong

We thought both dishes were okay. The banh mi reminded me of the bacon flavor Suddenly Salad for some reason – something about the mayo and the flavors of the spices. It wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, but still a strange thing to be reminded of whilst eating vietnamese. The vermicelli dish did not come with vermicelli, but rather another type of rice noodle that is thicker, like spaghetti is. It was still tasty, but not as good as at Pho Dai Loi #2, or Nam Phuong.

The prices were cheap and the food came quickly. The entire time we were there, the kitchen was banging out a large volume of takeout orders with astonishing rapidity. It’s clear that a lot of folks appreciate Quoc Houng, probably more than we do. Everything seemed perfectly fine, but not remarkable. 3 stars.

Quoc Huong
5150 Buford Highway NE
Doraville, GA 30340

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3 Comments

  1. helen says:

    My hub and I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. Our kitchen manager was Vietnamese and when we would go to Atlanta she would write stuff down and tell us where to go. We were supposed to just give the waiter/waitress the note that she had given us. When we first started going to Quoc Huong we were the ONLY no Vietnamese there and there was only one person who spoke English. It’s still on of our favorite hole in the wall places. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the banh mi duc bite, it’s the special with the homemade pate and headcheese. As always, the banh mi are buy 5, get one free!

    • emily says:

      That is wonderful! I love the idea of you bringing the note to order. We’ll definitely try the banh mi duc bite next time, thanks for the suggestion!

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