This Vietnamese market has more herb than a Humboldt County dope dealer. Score verdant bunches of fragrant mint, spicy sweet Asian basil and pretty much any leafy green for about a dollar. Stalks of woody lemongrass share space with stinky but sweet Durian fruit and freakishly large carrots, as live blue crabs clack against one another in cardboard boxes. Grab bible tripe and beef tendon for a couple bucks a pound and brew pho, the Vietnamese version of chicken soup. If organ meat's not your thing, roll up your leafy veggies in rice paper wrappers and make Vietnamese spring rolls.
Centerstage Reviewer: Michael Nagrant