A Dong is Mom's favorite restaurant and a Des Moines favorite. When the restaurant reopened recently after a kitchen fire, the town flooded back. During our lunch, the restaurant was at least as crowded as ever, perhaps even more so.
We started with Vietnamese egg rolls, straight out of the fryer. The wrapper was delicate and crunchy. The filling was dense without being heavy.
Next, I enjoyed a bowl of won ton soup, a family favorite. The broth is clearly homemade---rich and silky. The side salad is always a treat.
For our main courses, Mom ordered her favorite shrimp. I ordered tomatoes stuffed with pork, which wer edelicious. The pork was porky but not heavy. The sauce gave just the right amount of umami.
Another great meal...