East Borough is a new upscale unique Fraiche Vietnamese restaurant in Culver City downtown. The original East Borough opened in Costa Mesa in 2010.
The restaurant was already packed when I arrived before 7pm on Tuesday.
There is a full-bar (5 seats).
My partner ordered a cocktail to start with.
reposado, tamarind, lime, sriracha salt
Chef John’s recommendation, we had a DAIKON RICE CAKE & EGG ($10) – shiitake mushroom, cilantro, spicy soy.
Daikon Rice Cake was delicious! It is made with daikon radish and mushroom. It didn’t taste like daikon radish. Very creative! Spicy sweet sauce was very good!
Next, we had BABY OCTO & BRUSSELS ($13) – work fried baby octopus, thai basil, sweet chili sauce, crispy brussels sprouts.
Thai basil and spiciness make this dish Asian flavor, I could eat this dish with rice!
The next popular dish is CRISPY ROASTED TROUT ($22) – grilled pineapple & anchovy vinaigrette, sambal & brown butter jasmine rice
Trout was very soft and tasty.
The next dish RED BOAT HAS WINGS ($12) – “extra virgin” Red Boat fish sauce glazed fried chicken wings with garlic, scallions, cilantro.
Big chicken wings! Full of spicy sauce! Just use fingers! No worry for your messy fingers, you will get moist towel packets.
Another popular recommended dish is BANH XEO (Vietnamese Crepe) ($18) – Dungeness crab, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts, boston lettuce cups, nuoc mam
And…. You must try this unique avocado desert!
Our server Brandon told me that taste like traditional Vietnamese avocado shake.
Milky avocado panna cotta with lychee and basil seeds.
IMPERIAL ROLLS and WOK CHARRED OXTAIL are also popular menus; we didn’t have chance to taste, however we can go back to taste for sure!
9810 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232