Zien Hong (NE 53rd & Sandy), not to be confused with Thein Hong (NE 67th & Sandy) is our go to Vietnamese/Chinese Restaurant. It hasn't changed much in years. And when we crave fast, efficient, familiar and cheap Asian food Zien Hong is who we turn to. Recently we discovered they served Ma-Po Tofu, a dish we haven't seen on a restaurant menu since we were in Kyoto's Gion District.
We would definitely suggest Zien Hong if you were craving your typical Chinese food - Beef with Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pork, General Tso's/Green Bean Chicken and eggrolls. All the staff was Vietnamese and we stuck to the more Vietnamese dishes on the menu, but Zien Hong's food still has that definite Chinese influence.
We arrived right as the lunch was ended so we got soup with our meal. The hot & sour soup was a bit vinegary, but the egg flower had a really yummy flavor to the broth.
We ordered way too much food, which included broccoli sauteed in garlic sauce, ma-po tofu, salted pepper squid and vegetarian chow mein with tofu. Nothing super extraordinary, but it sure did hit the spot.
5314 NE Sandy Boulevard
Open Everyday 11am - Midnight