Restaurant: Âu Lạc LA
Location: 710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 617-2533
Date: April 6, 2022
Cuisine: Vegan Vietnamese
Rating: Edible for vegan
I was downtown at the Broad museum with my family and looking for a quick lunch.
Some googling turned up Âu Lạc, a nearby Vietnamese place. But when we got there I discovered it was vegan — the horror! Still, no one had the patience to walk more.
The interior was nice enough, but empty.
“Pork” spring rolls. Surprisingly good. Not as rich as the real thing, but good.
Garlic Noodles. Mild, but enjoyable. The “sausage” was pretty convincing.
Âu Lạc wasn’t bad for vegan. The things actually tasted pretty good. They were a bit weird and yeasty, and nowhere near as good as a “real” Vietnamese place. I wouldn’t go back unless I needed to, but still I was sorta impressed.