I'm O-Cây, You're O-Cây

It's a quick, 20-minute drive to the heart of Saigon

The sizzling crepe ($14.95), a house specialty, is a thin, crusty rice-flour pancake rolled over a moist interior filled with shrimp, mushrooms, and bean sprouts (you can also order it with chicken or pork). It's high comfort food — the crepe is reminiscent of breakfast pancakes and omelets and buttered toast, only a hundred times lighter and silkier, and you just want to keep eating and eating it, such a perfect foil for the shapes and flavors and textures inside.

As if all this weren't nice enough, there are the proprietors. Mother and daughter-in-law are in the kitchen, at least one son takes care of the tables, and he's a good guy, willing to stop and chat almost indefinitely about the ingredients in any dish and the process of making it; about his family's successes (how they learned their trade in New York; how they came to open this, their first restaurant; how one brother is studying to become an engineer).

Joe Rocco

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CayDa Vietnamese Restaurant

7400 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Category: Restaurant > Vietnamese

Region: Boca Raton

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Lunch Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. Dinner Monday through Sunday 4:30 till 8:30 p.m. Call 561-998-0278.
7400 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton (in the Colony Shoppes).

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