Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan

9191 Bolsa Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683


  • Sun, Sat 8am-9pm, Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Hu Tieu Thanh Xuan is a Vietnamese restaurant in Westminster. Hu tieu consistently gets overlooked in conversations about Vietnamese cuisine because it seems so simple: clear pork stock with a dash of shrimp paste over noodles (glass or egg), pork and fish cake. But the soup deserves more respect, and the multiple condiments at every table speak to its spectacular essence. Pickled garlic, pickled Thai peppers, chili paste, vinegar—you toss all of that into the hu tieu, mix it up, and create a soup equal parts comfort and zing, safe and stunning. Then you find the hardboiled quail egg among the morass, and split it in half; its wade in the boiling broth liquefied the yolk, a burst of umami spikes your grand creation. This is the No. 1 order; nearly the rest of the menu is variations on this theme, including and excluding ingredients, finding the dish dry or with the broth on the side.

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