To the point, Cam Kong is no longer - it has been replaced by a similar Vietnamese restaurant called "Fuscian" i believe. Apparently the owners retired. We went there a couple nights ago, and were shocked and bewildered for a few minutes before we sat down in a blur and decided to stay.
They do have a hot n sour vietnamese soup, and were very happy to do a veggie variety upon our request. The staff was very helpful, and very accommodating. And the food was pretty darn good. The soup was not quite like a #705, slightly less tangy and oily, not as addiction satisfying, but good nonetheless. They told us that we can ask for extra hot stuff for next time, and i definitely will.
When i was in the Dominican, perhaps even on the day they shut their doors, i had a dream. I had a dream that Cam Kong was closing (i only knew at this point that renovations were occurring), and i actually tried to get a job there in order to learn their secrets. This is how obsessed i was/am. I was desperately in need of that soups power, and was frantically dreaming of the 2nd to worst case scenario. The worst case being, they'd be closed when i go home, no chance to sneak in and steal a peak at their fantastic flavours...
Rest in peace Cam Kong, i'm sure i'll think of you always.
In related news, for lunch i chopped a tomato, an avacado, and a green mango. To them, i added lime juice, and salt and pepper. I then scooped it into tortilla chips and had a splendid time. Thats what i call a goooooooood lunch.
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