Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vietnam Kitchen: 50,000 K8's Sold?

VOICE-TRIBUNE Review by Robin Garr
Behold! The popular K8 in its tofu version!
Behold! The popular K8 in its tofu version!
Okay, let’s run the numbers here. Vietnam Kitchen has been open for about 20.5 years, six days a week. That’s roughly 6,500 days of serving the public since Alex and Kim Lam brought this lovable institution to town in 1993.

Thinking out loud, that means that if every day they sell five orders of “K8,” the menu shorthand for Hủ tiếu Saté,  a delectable rice-noodle dish that’s surely one of Vietnam Kitchen’s top hot-and-spicy dishes, they must have stir-fried way more than 30,000 orders of it by now.

If the Lams were more boastful types, they could put out a flashing sign that boasts, “Nearly 50,000 K8′s sold!” (Yeah, I know I guesstimated 30,000, but hey, nobody fact-checks Mickey D’s “billions and billions” either, right?)

Read my full review on, and in the Voice-Tribune.