Spring rolls are the golden ticket here—fabulously crisp spring rolls that you can eat as is or roll up in a lettuce leaf with basil, mint and/or cilantro, marinated vegetables and chile paste. There’s a reason every single table gets at least one order. That’s just the beginning of the good eating: rich, oniony pho broth, shrimp paste on sugar cane, myriad and wonderful noodle dishes. If the wait for a table is too long, head across the street to Vietnam House, which also has good food.
815 W. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, 818.308.0803, goldendelirestaurant.com, Vietnamese. B, L & D Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Sun. No booze. AE, V, MC. $