Broken Rice – Honolulu, HI

Broken Rice is a fairly new Vietnamese restaurant in Kaimuki. I’ve read some good reviews for this restaurant and was excited to try it! At first I thought we had to make reservations because I expected it to be busy. Honestly, we got there on a Saturday at about 6pm and it was fairly empty. Luckily, they got a few more diners as we were finishing up, whew.

Spring Rolls | $9.00

shrimp, pork, carrots, mushroom, long rice, onions.

Typical spring rolls you find at every Vietnamese restaurant, nothing special but it is delicious!

Crab Fried Rice | $18.00

king crab, pork sausage, egg and green onion

Hmm, starting to realize this is the second fried rice post this week. Haha, but I promise these restaurant visits were spread apart a few weeks. It was good! $18 good? Well not really now that I’ve had the Chengdu Style Fried Rice.

Shaking Beef | $19.00

cubed rib-eye steak, garlic, soy sauce, with house slaw.
Beef Rib Pho | $18.00

beef brisket and beef rib, flat rice noodle.

Okay, I can only comment on the Beef Rib Pho because this was my dish. One caveat, I was sick when I ate here so my taste buds were a bit compromised. I think I would have really enjoyed this pho had I not been sick. They give you two big chunks of beef ribs so it was nice and beefy…a bit too rich and fatty for my tastes since I wasn’t feeling great. You can see the oily soup so that’s my only complaint – if it was a less fatty, this would be fabulous!

6 comments

  1. Nanako Hew says:

    I want to try the Chinese place per your recommends. I’m not an adventurous eater and go to town 2x a month so I usually eat at the same place for months. But you have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. Mahalo. -N

    • Jenny says:

      Aloha Nanako! I hope you do get to try it and please let me know what you think…would be great to hear your own adventures in food! 🙂

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