This little place opened a couple months ago, and is an all-purpose mom-n-pop cafe selling baked goods, BÃ¡nh MÃ¬, hanging roast ducks and pig cleaved and sold by weight (are you listening, RJ Cooper?), Sinh Tá»‘, and a few daily specials.
I went with one of the daily specials, and I’m really glad I did. ChÃ¡o Huyáº¿t ($7.50) is a bowl of everything that’s right with the world – nominally a rice porridge with coagulated pigs blood, it’s more soup-like than congee, with sprouts, two strips of wonderful dark-meat chicken (this porridge is sometimes offered as ChÃ¡o Huyáº¿t Long, the “Long” being innards which this did not have), seasoned with ginger and scallions, and also the best ficelle-like bread (known as quai) I’ve found in Eden Center.
Noodlepie has a very informative piece about this dish here, and what I had looks almost exactly like the picture that has close-ups of the quai.
Not much English spoken, so you may have to do a lot of pointing. Point to this. This dish is cooked to order and will take about 10-15 minutes to prepare.