April 7, 2015
Eat / restaurants / The Good Elephant (Bon Voi)

The Good Elephant (Bon Voi), Chester


There are some nights when you hope nobody is watching you eat. And this was one of them. Three girlfriends and I crept up the stairs to the cozy garret that is the new Bon Voi, upstairs at L&E. We were so excited by the French Vietnamese menu, we went a wee bit overboard. First we ordered everything with “crispy” in the description: crispy spicy chicken wings with a chili lime hoisin glaze and crispy scallion rice cake with peeky-toe crab. We added some fresh vegetable spring rolls and a Chinese cabbage salad with shreds of daikon radish because we felt guilty. And that was just for appetizers. For dinner we chowed on sticky, spicy, falling-off-the-bone ribs with sweet potato chips (pictured), an absolutely ridiculous meatball Ban Mi, perfect pan-fried red snapper and a surprisingly addictive vegetarian crepe. Oh, the flavors: spicy, sweet, with hints of lemongrass, cilantro and limeWe finished up with a coconut milkshake with bruleed sugar bits and shreds of fresh coconut that gave the concoction a pleasant chew. An over-the-top food fest and we can’t wait to go back. Prices are reasonable: $16 – $27 for entrees, but it’s easy to make a meal out of the starters, too.







tags: The Good Elephant (Bon Voi), new French/Vietnamese, Chester, ribs, chicken wings

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