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Bò Né Vietnamese Restaurant in Woodbury, New Jersey

Thursday night was actually the 10th anniversary of the first date I had with my sweetie, Dave. That first date took place at Vietnam Palace in Philadelphia, which (as it had turned out in our earlier art class discussions) was a place we both considered one of our favorites in the city. I guess it was a good sign for our future together that we both loved this same odd little restaurant in Chinatown and enjoyed Vietnamese food along with many other cuisines. So yes, we are still together today, and it seemed as though we really should mark the occasion with another Vietnamese dinner.

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Vietnam Palace in Philadelphia: A long overdue revisit

When I lived in Philadelphia, one of my favorite haunts in the Chinatown area was always Vietnam Palace. I had many great dinners with friends there; we loved the reasonable prices, the vegetarian-friendly options, and the fact that we never were rushed and could feast over several hours while enjoying good company and conversation. My sweetie and I also had our first date there, over 8 years ago, as it turned out we both were fans of the restaurant. So, it certainly has a lot of great personal connections and memories to me.

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