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My hubby found the best little organic restaurant last week.  Blue Hen Vietnamese Kitchen, is a gem of a restaurant in Eagle Rock, CA.  It’s nothing fancy and, in fact, sits in a strip mall, but oh, is it good!!

Quoted directly from their menu.

“Blue Hen supports local farms and sustainable farming principles.  We buy from local farms and organic suppliers whenever possible.  When you eat at the Hen, you support good healthy local food.  We make all our food from scratch and use no MSG in our cooking.”

Blue Hen offers a great mix of authentic Vietnamese cuisine with French influence.  We decided to sample the lunch specials.  The girls split the Tofu Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup with rice noodles in broth topped with cilantro and onions.  I had the Chicken Pho and hubby had the Homestyle Chicken Curry.  Each special comes with your choice of Hand Cut Turmeric Fries (yum!) or the Blue Hen Salad, consisting of cabbage, carrots, peanuts, and herbs in a shallot-garlic dressing.  The service was quick and friendly.  The food came out quickly enough to support an on-the-go lunch, but slow enough you knew the food was being made to order.  Presentation was beautiful.  The food really, really good!  At $8, the lunch specials are a great value and will fill you up!

IMG_0280Chicken Pho, garnished with Bean Sprouts, Lime, Jalapeno Peppers, Basil and Vinegar Onions

IMG_0279Blue Hen Salad

It was so good  the girls and I actually went back again yesterday.  Our second trip wasn’t disappointing either!  This time we had to sample a dessert.  We tried the Banana Bread Pudding.  Served warm and drizzled with honey this was truly good eats!!  (Sorry, I don’t have a picture to post.  It disappeared before I even remembered to take my camera out!)

I hope you can make it over to the restaurant and support another great place serving sustainable, organic food!  Take a look at the menu and see if it doesn’t get your mouth watering and your stomach growling!  http://eatatbluehen.com/menu_2.15.10.html

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