Les Ba'get

Nosh on Traditional and Innovative Vietnamese Dishes at Les Ba’get

Ever struggle between the honoring of the tradition and the melding of tradition with creative innovation? When it comes to Vietnamese food, I love both the traditional dishes and the inspired dishes. Sometimes I get sensitive and protective of tradition when I feel the creative license is coming from a place of ignorance and not of respect. And depending on my mood, I usually have to make a choice between going to a restaurant that will remind me of my mom’s true to tradition cooking or something more exciting and adventurous. What’s amazing about Les Ba’get in Houston, Texas, is that you don’t have to choose. You can have both! And their innovation comes from a deep understanding and self-identification with the Vietnamese culture.

They have banh mi sandwiches on baguettes or you can opt for croissants (which I did). You can have your comforting bowl of pho or you can have a ridiculous beef rib sandwich special. A ca phe sua da (Vietnamese coffee) or a ca phe sua da ice cream! And speaking of ice cream, Les Ba’get blew my mind with their pho flavored ice cream special. Photos of some of these dishes follow. It’s okay if you drool. I’m drooling too.

All in all, I’m quite impressed with Les Ba’get and think Houston is very lucky to have them. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to juggle my time between mom’s cooking, trying new restaurants, and repeat visits to Les Ba’get during my next visit to Houston.

Traditional and Innovative Vietnamese Dishes at Les Ba'get

Hoison Buttered Chicken Croissant Sandwich, $7.75; with added egg, additional $1.25

Traditional and Innovative Vietnamese Dishes at Les Ba'get

Coconut Basil Shrimp Noodles, $10.95

Traditional and Innovative Vietnamese Dishes at Les Ba'get

Beef Rib Croissant Sandiwch// Special Menu Item

Traditional and Innovative Vietnamese Dishes at Les Ba'get

Pho Ice Cream, $3.50

I’ve consumed a lot of unique ice cream flavors but this pho flavor is a contender for the most creative ice cream flavor I’ve had! It’s worth sampling and sharing with your friends. I shared with two skeptical friends and all three of us were impressed. They also make an amazing Vietnames Coffee Ice Cream.

And before I sign off, I also wanted to share a special I spotted on Instagram but unfortunately, have not yet consume. A pho grilled cheese dip sandwich! This isn’t on their regular menu, so if this kind of thing excites you, go to Les Ba’get sooner rather than later!

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Do you live far from your family or hometown? Tell me how you decide on your meals when you visit! Do you eat out every meal or try to gorge on mom’s cooking?

Les Ba’get
1717 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
http://www.lesbaget.com/

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  • Those Coconut Basil Shrimp Noodles look delicious! I’m definitely skeptical of pho flavored ice cream, but I’d be willing to try it. I live a couple hours from my parents and pretty much always eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant while I’m there.

  • I’ve never tried vietnamese but it looks so GOOD!

  • LOL I didn’t even realize we were in the same comment thread. I MISS YOU LINDA! I wish I’d gotten to know you more when you were in Austin. I’ll keep this suggestion in my hat if I ever make it back to Houston :)

  • Is the beef rib smoked?

  • Jolene

    I’m Singaporean living in Houston. I’ll have to go try this place out. Looks amazing!

  • mominsanefit

    Sounds delish! The Vietnamese coffee ice cream sounds amazing too!! ~Xoxo

  • Love all these suggestions. Especially since I am a Houstonian too. Will need to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.