There was a Vietnamese restaurant on Spicewood Springs road that we occasionally met at for lunch. It was small with a walk up counter to order, then you got a flag to mark your table. A server brought your food piping hot to your table. There was a collection of nick nacks for sale near the restrooms. Now that restaurant is closed, I never did buy one of those little figures or tea cups.
Happily, we found out a new owner was taking over the space and it was another Vietnamese eatery, Hai Ky. This was the first chance to see inside and taste the new menu.
I had Sate Beef (#60), Hubby had phở bò (#13).
The interior has been repainted, and there are rice paper rectangular light shades hanging from the ceiling. The patio remains but it was too chilly to eat outside. The staff are very laid back and friendly, the place has the same vibe as before but with a fresh clean look.
The menu includes pho, salads, tofu for you vegans out there, vermicelli and specials. I always order iced tea, Hubby water with extra limes. I know iced tea is way over priced in any restaurant but I like something other than water or soda with my lunch. That’s just me.
Update: I’ve added the sesame chicken dish that I had today, I wrote this last week after our first visit. Had to include this dish here! The sesame chicken has a very thin batter that was a little grainy in texture, could be rice flour. The sauce is gingerly applied so the chicken is not drowning in it, not spicy and citrus notes play wonderfully with the toasted sesame seeds throughout.