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King Com Tam

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  • San Gabriel Valley
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King Com Tam broken rice plate with imperial rolls
Photograph: Time Out/Patricia Kelly Yeo

Time Out says

Broken rice reigns supreme at this San Gabriel spot located a stone's throw from Hawaii Supermarket. Once a subsistence dish cooked by Vietnamese rice farmers with inferior product, these soft mounds of grain now accompany a bounty of proteins, pickled vegetables and aromatic pork broth at King Com Tam. Choose from various styles of beef, pork, chicken and shrimp for a lighter com tam fix, but the combination plates containing steamed egg loaf (cha trung hap) also offer the hard-to-find traditional side dish. For a lighter, more playful texture, King Com Tam's enormous menu includes banh hoi—molded squares of rice vermicelli—as well as the usual bun (loose vermicelli). Don't skip the delicious cornmeal-battered cha gio either.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo


120 E Valley Blvd
San Gabriel
Opening hours:
9am–9pm daily
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