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Warning: If You Go to Mot Hai Ba for Lunch, Your Brain Will Tell You to Go Back For Dinner


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The decor is crazy. The food is crazy good.

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Know what’s better than a free Chevy Volt to drive around for a week? This lunch, from this chef.

I didn’t trust the early hype, but it’s true.  Mot Hai Ba, the new Northern Vietnamese place in Lakewood from chefs Colleen O’Hare and Jeanna Johnson (who also own Good 2 Go Tacos) is really good.

Try their banh mi sandwich (with roasted pork and a schmear of foie gras) or a bowl of their incomparably good pho. Both are so loaded with umami that if you eat lunch at Mot Hai Ba, your brain will ring you up at dinner and say, “Hey, get in the car. We need to go back.”

Mot Hai Ba, 6047 Lewis Street, (972) 638-7468

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