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Little Saigon Pearl

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9 Bay 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11214 40.599368 -73.990274
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  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
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Hours

Tue, noon-8pm; Wed-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-9pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

D at Bay Pkwy.; D at 25th Ave.

Prices

$4.95-$6.95

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

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The No. 3 entrée, the $6.45 Vietnamese-style pork chop, is pounded thin, cooked through to a dull greige, served over broken rice, and (truth be told) kind of chewy. And yet, by some miracle of marination, you swear that this budget-friendly chop is among the most delicious you’ve ever tasted. For 50 cents more, you can get the No. 1 Chicken Lemongrass ($6.95), which is even better than the chop, at least according to host-server-owner Theresa Tran (whose sister Duc Tran helps run the kitchen). “That’s why it’s No. 1,” she says. Is that her idea of ­up-selling? Also worth the splurge: a fragrant phô and the occasional ­special rice-flour crêpes known as bánh xèo. Granted, Gravesend is a long way to go for modest, home-style Vietnamese cooking, but a sweeter little family-run storefront you won’t find in all the five boroughs.

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