East Borough

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East Borough

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.

East Borough

There is a full-bar (5 seats).

East Borough Bar

My partner ordered a cocktail to start with.

East Borough Cocktail

Tamarindo ($10)
reposado, tamarind, lime, sriracha salt

East Borough Daikon-Rice-Cake-&-Egg

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!

East Borough Baby-Octo-and-Brussels

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!

East Borough Crispy-Roasted-Trout

The next popular dish is CRISPY ROASTED TROUT ($22) – grilled pineapple & anchovy vinaigrette, sambal & brown butter jasmine rice

Trout was very soft and tasty.

East Borough Red-Boat-Has-Wings

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.

East Borough Banh-Xeo

Another popular recommended dish is BANH XEO (Vietnamese Crepe) ($18) – Dungeness crab, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts, boston lettuce cups, nuoc mam

East Borough Avocado-Panna-Cotta

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!

EAST BOROUGH
9810 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 596-8266
http://east-borough.com

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