For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia’s tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon to Les Givral’s Kahve, valid at the Washington Avenue location. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get Vietnamese lunch or dinner for two (up to a $21.85 total value), which includes:
- Shared appetizer (up to a $5.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $15.90 value)
- For $20, you get Vietnamese lunch or dinner for four (up to a $43.70 total value), which includes:
- Two shared appetizers (up to an $11.90 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $31.80 value)<p>
The gourmands at Les Givral’s Kahve quell hunger storms with a menu of traditional Vietnamese sandwiches, noodle soups, and rice dishes. A choice of five fillings stuffs the goi cuon spring-roll appetizer, which may envelop char-grilled pork or a tag team of shrimp and tofu that entertains the mouth with its slapstick antics. The ga cha bong’s bread-bound carpet of shredded chicken represents a 12-sandwich selection that has garnered the distinction of Best Cheap Sandwich of 2010 from the Houston Press. Pho rice-noodle soup warms bellies with contents such as the pho tai nam’s round eye steak and well-cooked flank. Alternatively, diners may bypass the spoon and its concave reflection of reality with the com chien ga, whose shrimp sings undistorted sea shanties to a plate of fried rice.
Les Givral's Kahve
Beams of wood nailed together at odd angles comprise the towering, abstract wall that's the visual centerpiece of Les Givral's Kahve. But interesting decor isn't the only reason to visit: in 2010, Houston Press declared the Vietnamese eatery the city's best place to get a cheap sandwich. They were referring to bahn mi, which chefs fill with proteins such as shredded chicken, roast pork, or tofu. They also simmer rich broth for pho laden with round-eye steak, slices of jalapeño, and cilantro sprigs and fill spring rolls with succulent shrimp. On weeknights, the kitchen stays open until midnight, at which point it turns back into a pumpkin.