Stories about Brodard

Review: 10 more great Orange County dishes still available during the coronavirus pandemic

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 3, 2020

, Chicken enchiladas suizas at Playa Mesa in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Nem nuong cuon at Brodard You can find Vietnamese pork spring rolls, nem nuong cuon, at lots of restaurants throughout Little Saigon, and

many of them will be very good. But none will be better than Brodard’s. The entire menu is available, including vermicelli bowls, rice porridge, broken rice and more. Takeout: Yes. Delivery: No. 16105 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 657-247-4401

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Review: Brodard in Orange County is famous for pork spring rolls — but don't skip the pastries

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • October 16, 2019

In late 2017, the family behind Brodard Restaurant, a mainstay of Orange County’s Little Saigon since the 1990s, moved its flagship restaurant from Garden Grove to a bigger space in a Fountain Valley shopping center. The new Brodard is a polished

to be seated. Teenagers in hoodies slouch over their phones; young kids use the sidewalk in front of the restaurant as a makeshift playground. Brodard is a happy, noisy place. Grilled pork spring rolls are the marquee dish from Brodard in Fountain

Legendary Vietnamese Restaurant Brodard Moves to Fountain Valley

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • March 7, 2018

Nem nuong cuon 4life. Photo by Edwin Goei In the ebb and flow of Little Saigon, Brodard was the Rock of Gibraltar. Since Diane Dang and her daughters opened this restaurant in 1996 at the Mall of Fortune—behind a 99-Cent-Only store in an alleyway

unfamiliar, the main reason for Brodard’s success is its signature item, the nem nuong cuon. Brodard’s women singlehandedly invented it. It starts with lettuce, a slender piece of deep-fried egg-roll skin, cucumber, chives and nem nuong, a ruddy and springy

Eat This Now: Summer Rolls at Brodard

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • November 15, 2017

Going to Brodard without ordering one of its signature nem nuong cuon is like going to Disneyland and not riding Pirates of the Caribbean. I’ve described it before as “a spring roll to end all spring rolls,” and it is as much an inextricable part of

Brodard’s DNA as the pirate ride is to the Magic Kingdom—it will never, ever go away. So you can bet that even as Brodard is set to close its original restaurant to move to better digs in Fountain Valley later this year, the nem nuong cuon and its secret

Now Open: New Locations of Brodard and Samurai Burrito, and MORE!

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • December 18, 2017

Brodard has opened its highly anticipated and new 8,000-square-foot location in Fountain Valley, across from Mile Square Park. The new spot is meant to replace the original 2,000-square-foot space at Mall of Fortune, but that location remains open

 as of this writing. The family who own the restaurant also operates Brodard Chateau and Bamboo Bistro in Corona Del Mar. 16105 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 The new Bao-N-Baguette offers a menu of banh mi and baos including fusion banh mis

Review: 10 restaurants to impress friends and family visiting Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • November 25, 2021

-853-1081, Nem nuong cuon, or grilled pork spring rolls, at Brodard in Westminster (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 9. Taste the history of Little Saigon at Brodard in Fountain Valley. This is one of the most

Final Pho Round 2: Benley vs. Brodard Chateau

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • March 23, 2011

next match-up in Round 2 pits the two winners from the uppity restaurants bracket.  And it comes to this. Out of four high-end, not-necessarily pho restaurants, Benley now goes head to head with Brodard Chateau and we determine which $9 bowl of pho goes

snipped of its tail and bean. Yet on this particular visit, the jalapeno slices seemed a bit dried-out, and there was no ngo gai, the saw-tooth herb that most Westernized Vietnamese restaurants seem to conveniently leave out. Brodard Chateau not only

#99. Nem Nuong Cuon at Brodard

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • May 25, 2010

if we did the math right, it should end at exactly the time that our annual Best Of Issue comes out. See what we did there? Genius, if we do say so ourselves. #99. Nem Nuong Cuon at Brodard This is the one item that has seeded Brodard's success and

made of pork or shrimp which isn't quite a sausage and not really SPAM, but a combo of the two. ] Anyone can attempt to construct a nem nuong cuon. Brodard isn't the only place that does it. But only Brodard can make the sauce that makes it sing

Orange County restaurants from The Times' 101 list: 2020 edition

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 28, 2020

the O.C. [From the archives: See last year’s list of Orange County restaurants from our 101 list] A mainstay of Orange County’s Little Saigon since the 1990s, Brodard is credited with popularizing nem nuong cuon, sweet-salty barbecued pork spring rolls

Now Open: New Little Saigon Restaurants and MORE!

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • September 30, 2019

Quan Mii, the Little Saigon restaurant that also bottles its own brand of sauces, has opened a second location in Fountain Valley in the same parking lot as Brodard. 16031 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 A restaurant called Cup Bowl Chao