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Mekong Delta reopening Wednesday in Charles Towers

Shown is the seafood noodle soup with shrimp, a popular dish at the Vietnamese restaurant Mekong Delta, which is relocating from Saratoga Street to Charles Towers.
Shown is the seafood noodle soup with shrimp, a popular dish at the Vietnamese restaurant Mekong Delta, which is relocating from Saratoga Street to Charles Towers. (Gene Sweeney Jr./ Baltimore Sun)

UPDATE: Mekong Delta will open in its new home on Nov. 12, sometime around noon, according to Luan Nguyen.

The popular Vietnamese restaurant Mekong Delta will soon relocate from its original Saratoga Street location to the EATS food court at Charles Towers. The new location is about a three-minute walk from Mekong Delta's home since 2009, which has been closed since the middle of June.

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The announcement was happily news for fans of owner Tuyen Vo's Vietnamese specialties and especially of her pho, a noodle soup made with a strong beef stock.

"It's going to be great,"said Luan Nguyen, Vo's husband, about the relocation. The new location has a bigger kitchen area, Nguyen said, as well as more flexibility for service. The current plan is to offer counter service for lunch and table service at dinner, when the food court's other vendors have closed for the day. Mekong Delta will be the only vendor open in the evenings, Nguyen said.

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Nguyen, who operates the dining room and business affairs of Mekong Delta, said he hopes to have the restaurant open at Charles Towers by mid-November.

Other tenants of the downtown food court, which occupies a plaza level space at Charles Center, include Beef Brothers delicatessen, Purple Pizza and Sugarbee's, a gourmet panini grill.

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