ThanhTruc

If curious what to order on your 1st trip to Thanh Truc, the overwhelming answer will be the com dia, or broken rice dishes, especially those with a fried pork chop, and shredded pork belly. If it is quality and authentic Vietnamese cuisine you are after, then this “little train that could” is your stop.

Address: 6795 Wilson Blvd., #29, Falls Church, VA 22044
Telephone: (703) 534-6988
Hours of Operation: Mon – Sun: 8 AM to 9 PM
Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash Only

 

“Similar to Huong Viet, this is my other Vietnamese food staple in the Eden Center asian ethnic food haven. Dishes of choice are the ethnically known “com dia” which are basically platters with broken rice.”

“Broken/crushed rice is bits of normal grains of rice and has a delicious consistency between normal jasmine rice and couscous.”

“The com dia of choice: a fried pork chop, portion of shredded pork belly (“bey” – sp?), Vietnamese quiche, and friend egg -garnished with sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, diced scallions and of course accompanied with fish sauce- all on top of a generous portion of broken rice.”

“If you fall in love with this type of rice, they have it stacked in open view because of space limitations, but do not sell it. You can acquire it however at the Thai grocery adjacent to Bangkok 54 in Arlington.”

“This place is literally a hole in the wall with limited seating, but as typical of Eden Center establishments, friendly -if not fluent English-speaking- staff. As well, the price of the com dia rose from $6to $7.50 due to inflation in the last 2 years. -Hass L.”