Stylish Vietnamese food.
Ngon (“It’s like saying long, with an N,” said Hai Truong, who runs this place with spouse Jessica Ainsworth-Truong) is Vietnamese for delicious. And how. Great pho, redolent of slow-cooked beef bones, anise and nutmeg, also shows Ngon's dedication to locally raised meat and produce. Truong crafts delicious dishes from Minnesota pork, from spring rolls to barbecue to chops. Also stellar: duck confit with coconut-curry sauce, pudgy scallops seared to caramelized perfection, much more.
799 W. University Av.
St. Paul, MN
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.