Coriander Vietnamese Restaurant, located at S & Alhambra streets, opened in April. I e-mailed with Kristi Ng (no relation) and she gave me some more info about the restaurant.
Q: What's the concept of your restaurant?
A: Our concept is very simple: although vietnamese food is getting more mainstream, the quality, service and cleanliness still lacks in most restaurants. We pledge to provide excellent customer service, clean and modern atmosphere, quality ingredients that won't compromise traditional recipes.
Q: Is there any notable experience for the chef or owner in the restaurant industry?
A: There are 3 main chefs at Coriander. Myself, Kevin and Linh. Kevin has many years of restaurant experience though myself and Linh are great home cooks.
Q: Anything else interesting you want to share?
A: We are very careful in handling our food. What we serve at the restaurant is what we would serve at home to our families-no compromises.
She also pointed to her business pledge on Coriander's Web site.
At Coriander restaurant, diners will enjoy savory Vietnamese appetizers and entrees in a clean and modern environment without compromising quality, taste, and service.
I haven't had the chance to try it yet, but I'm sure I'll pay a visit in the fall when the air chills and I'm in the mood for soup and spicy food.
Coriander Vietnamese Restaurant is located at 1899 Alhambra Street, and can be found online at http://savorycoriander.com/.
First impressions: Coriander Vietnamese Restaurant - The impression of garlic and spices still lingers on our palates a few hours after lunch. Many of the foods, especially the chicken wings and Coriander fried rice, are flavored strongly per central Vietnamese custom. So far, Coriander looks to be a good alternative to Star Ginger in terms of ambiance and accessibility. Chris Macias in the Sac Bee.
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