Góc Ha Noi Corner Corn Milk

Beverage Orange County

Góc Ha Noi Corner, a northern Vietnamese restaurant from Ha Noi natives in Garden Grove, debuted to end 2016. The corner space north of the 22 freeway features a stone facade, brick wallpaper, cushioned black booths and banquettes, and a giant gold toad by the register.

Their beverage menu includes plenty of drinks that are trending in Little Saigon, including iced tea with sea salt cream, milk teas, Vietnamese iced coffee, and a choice of jasmine or black tea topped with “Hokkaido cream.” That last option is new to me, as was sua bap, which translates from Vietnamese as “corn milk.” This frothy shaken beverage was naturally sweet, with “milked” corn mixed with whole milk, poured into a Mason jar and dusted with cinnamon. Unlike some of the other potentially cloying beverages on the menu, judiciously sweet corn milk actually paired fairly well with the spicy, sour, salty Vietnamese flavors of the food.

Address: 8516 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92844

Joshua Lurie

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