Lau Hai San
- 2597 Senter Rd., San Jose
- 25 - 49.99 USD
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Most Westerners don’t think of hot pot when they’re craving Vietnamese food, but it’s actually a traditional favorite well worth sampling—and the proof is in this sunny spot. The overstuffed menu boasts 20 different variations on the theme, including a spicy seafood version with shrimp, mussels, squid, fish balls stuffed with salmon roe and other aquatic delights. Dip them into the sour, tangy broth; twirl them with noodles; garnish with herbs—the choice is yours. If hot pot isn't adventurous enough, bring a group to sample delicacies like chewy, flavorful curried coconut snails and crispy fried pork intestine. The diner-like space and strip-mall setting are nothing special, but the hot pot is so outstanding that lines are to be expected.
The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
25 - 49.99 USD
- E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers