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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sun Cafe, Iowa City

Iowa City has a number of good restaurants that serve ethnic food and a population that enjoys foods from other countries.  The appearance of a strictly Vietnamese cuisine restaurant is still a welcome addition to what we have. 
The Sun Cafe is on the east side of Iowa City, near the Sycamore Mall and in the same mini mall as the Java House on First Ave.  The menu is limited but covers the basics of Vietnamese cuisine.  We ate there last night and were able to try a quarter of the menu options and they were all delicious.  The egg rolls were very good, but not so special that you would plan a meal here.  They are a nice addition.  The spring rolls have tender and flavorful port as well as a shrimp and they are very good.  The bahn mi sandwich is served on a roll that the owner makes daily and filled with fresh pickled vegetables and traditional meat filling that is perfect, really delicious and well worth a trip even if just to get the sandwich for take out.  The duck plate was amazing.  The duck was cooked to perfection, with crisp skin and moist meat, and the portion was quite large.  There are still things on the menu that look very good to me, and we will be returning soon.  Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

  1. Amazingly, I haven't heard of this restaurant! We will definitely give it a try. Thanks.