La Petite Camille
170 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
La Petite Camille is a fairly busy Vietnamese restaurant on El Camino Real in Millbrae. We ate next door and noticed how busy it was, so decided to try it sometime.
La Petite Camille’s Decor is standard generic plain for an asian restaurant. Lots of families and couples were eating when we visited. This is pretty much a fast place for a meal.
Raw Beef Salad ($8.95) with thin slices of beef seasoned with lemon, fish sauce, mint, onion, peanuts tasted ok. Flavor was fair, not a lot of beef. Lots of vegis.
Five Spice Chicken ($8.75) with tender roast chicken seasoned with five spices was a little better than average. Little on the greasy side. Quantity was huge.
Vietnamese Crepe ($8.65) with rice flower, egg, chicken, and shrimp. Served with lettuce and fish sauce. It had a lots of egg and very little flour. Lots of bean sprouts. Even had some unexpected cornmeal. Weird.
Seafood Noodle ($7.25) had good quantity and included fish cakes and shrimp but the included jalapenos made it way too hot. Something we’ve never encountered at Vietnamese places. No need for the hot sauce.
Red Bean, Yellow Bean with Coconut Milk Drink ($2.75) was a pretty standard version of this Vietnamese classic drink. Tasted average.
Red Bean Ice Cream Drink ($3.25) was a pretty standard version of this Chinese classic drink but with mango ice cream. Tasted ok. Beans were too sweat.
La Petite Camille’s service was terrible, never got a refill of tea or water, until we chased them down at the end of the meal. Had to pull teeth to get the check. Guy did not look like a happy camper.
La Petite Camille’s prices are reasonable, but not rock bottom. Quantity was high for most items. The pho place in Burlingame is a better bet value wise. Saigon Cuisine at the Shops at Tanforan is also better. There is nothing special about La Petite Camille.