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Try Broken Rice at Oriental Pearl Restaurant

December 6, 2017

If you're not familiar with broken rice, allow Boothwyn's Oriental Pearl Restaurant to introduce you. Broken rice is basically exactly what it sounds like: shattered pieces of grain. In Vietnamese cuisine, chefs favor broken rice because it soaks up more water, resulting in stickier rice. The texture creates the perfect foundation for a special subset of dishes at Oriental Pearl known as com tam.

Order your broken rice with barbecue pork chops, grilled shrimp, or half a roasted chicken perched on top. Or skip the broken rice and dig into a big bowl of pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. You can't go wrong with the classic pho dac biet, which teems with eye round beef, flank, brisket, tendon, tripe, and meatballs. The menu also showcases a mix of other noodle dishes, soups, and specialty entrees like mango chicken and shrimp.