Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cyclo Noodle Shop – Pho, Banh-Mis, and Clay Pot Dishes

Last week’s visit to the
LIC Flea, got me poking around the neighborhood, and I also had the chance to peek into a few places I’ve been meaning to check out. One such eatery is the Cyclo Vietnamese Sandwich and Noodle shop, which boasts popular foods such as banh-mi sandwiches (my fave), pho, noodles salads, as well as clay pot rice dishes. While I saved all the eating for the actual LIC Flea that day, I made sure to grab a menu to entice me for next time. Here’s a peek. Have you tried Cyclo yet?

Noodle Soups (Pho)
Pho beef – with oxtail broth…$6 (Small)…$9 (Large)
Pho veggies and tofu…$6 (Small)…$8 (Large)
Super Bowl – pho with beef, chicken, shrimp and tofu…$14

Vermicelli Noodle Salads – these come with green leaf, cucumber, mint leaf, lime fish sauce, fried shallots and crushed peanuts
With marinated tofu…$8
With grilled lemongrass chicken breast…$10
With grilled pork chop or beef…$10

Sandwiches (aka Banh-Mi) – these come with pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, soy sauce and spicy sriracha sauce
Classic Banh-Mi Sandwich – with Vietnamese ham, roasted ground pork and pate…$8 

Banh Mi Ga – traditional Banh Mi with chicken…$8
Vegetarian Banh Mi – with tofu…$8

Clay Pot Rice Dishes – these are cooked over rice in a clay pot with a side of steamed Yu Choy and Soy Gravy
Clay Pot Ginger Chicken…$10
Clay Pot Tofu and Shitake Mushroom…$10
Clay Pot Vietnamese Beef Stew…$11

They also have a lunch special on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during which they serve their regular fare but at lower prices, or sometimes combined with a side such as a salad.

I’m totally intrigued and can’t wait to check it out soon!

Cyclo – 5-51 47th Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101
7 Train to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Avenue

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