Kang Lac Bakery

9301 Bolsa Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683


  • Daily 7am-9pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
There are nearly a dozen chaos (Vietnamese-style rice porridge), all garnished with slivers of ginger and fried scallions that lend smokiness and zing. The novice should begin with the straightforward ones: cháo gá (chicken porridge, with firm chunks of hen) or a wonderful version possessing medallions of Chinese sausage. Once you've developed a taste for cháo, graduate to the ones everyone else gets: cháo spiked with congealed pork blood, which spills forth its sanguinary tang upon biting into it, or the funky savor of pig kidneys (you can also order those as a side dish, lightly grilled).

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