Best Spicy Chicken in Boise Belongs to Dong Khanh

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Dong Khanh
2137 Broadway Ave
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 345-0980

Living in Boise certainly limits opportunities to experience a variety of dining experiences. This is especially true when it comes to international fare. But, one local Vietnamese restaurant has been serving fabulous flavor for decades.

Dong Khan was originally located north of Front St (now a Great Clips), but is now across the street from the Broadway Park strip mall and next door to the Idaho youth Ranch. Their new location is much brighter and offers plenty of seating. They have even added a couple of televisions to keep you entertained.

What sets Dong Khan apart from the rest is a local favorite that should not be missed. If you want to sound like a local, go ahead and order the A7 spicy chicken. It comes with steamed or fried rice, cha gio, and an over generous order of spicy chicken.

If you were like me, you probably don’t know anything about cha gio. It can be thought of as a Vietnamese version of an egg roll. It’s a deep fried roll with bean thread noodles, pork, and vegetables. The server will bring out a small bowl of “fish sauce” to dip the rolls. Make sure to add plenty of the red garlic chili paste to the sauce to kick up the spiciness and round out the flavors. Wrap the roll in some lettuce and get the party started.

The spicy chicken has that perfect combination of sweet and spicy and has grilled onions throughout. I’ve been trying to figure out the secret to this dish for years and after a lot of research, I think it’s lemon grass that gives the chicken that great flavor.
I have tried other items on the menu, but honestly I always come back to the A7 spicy chicken. If you have a favorite dish from Dong Khan, post in the comments so I can try it out!

Here is their current menu:

HOURS:
Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dinner 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.

BANQUET DINNERS $12.25 (per person)

MINIMUM OF 2
(Served with Banh xeo or Chinese hot soup, pork & seeds, cha gio and pork fried rice)

NO. 1
CHICKEN WITH MIXED VEGETABLES
SWEET AND SOUR SHRIMP
NO. 2
SHRIMP WITH PEA PODS
MANDARIN CHICKEN
NO. 3
SHRIMP WITH MIXED VEGETABLES
SWEET AND SOUR PORK
NO. 4
BEEF WITH BROCCOLI
PINEAPPLE CHICKEN5

NO. 5
MONGOLIAN BEEF
SPICY CHICKEN


For 4 or more persons:

NO. 6 NO. 7
SWEET AND SOUR SHRIMP SWEET AND SOUR PORK
MANDARIN CHICKEN PINEAPPLE CHICKEN
MONGOLIAN BEEF BEEF WITH BROCCOLI
NO. 8 NO. 9
SHRIMP WITH PEA PODS MANDARIN CHICKEN
SWEET AND SOUR PORK SPICY BEEF OR SPICY CHICKEN
HOUSE SPICY CHICKEN SHRIMP WITH MIXED VEGETABLES

 

COMBINATION DINNERS

Al                               $10.50

CHA GIO
PORK FRIED RICE
SWEET & SOUR PORK
SHRIMP with PEA PODS

A2           $10.50

CHA GIO
PORK FRIED RICE
MANDARIN CHICKEN
SHRIMP with BROCCOLI

A3                            $10.50

CHA GIO
PORK FRIED RICE
SWEET & SOUR SHRIMP
CHICKEN with MIXED VEG.

A4                              $10.50

EGG ROLL
PORK FRIED RICE
MANDARIN CHICKEN
MONGOLIAN BEEF

A5                     $10.50

EGG ROLL
PORK CHOW MEIN
MANDARIN CHICKEN
FRIED SHRIMP

A6                            $10.50

CHA GIO
CHICKEN CHOW MEIN
EGG FU YOUNG
MANDARIN CHICKEN

A7      $10.75
CHA GIO
SPICY CHICKEN
PORK FRIED RICE
A8      $9.75
PORK FRIED RICE
SWEET & SOUR PORK
MANDARIN CHICKEN

LUNCHEON SPECIALS

Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Chinese Hot and Sour Soup – Cup 950 (soup served only Mon.- Fri.)
(Served with steamed rice or fried rice)

  1. CHA GIO $8.95
  2. SWEET & SOUR PORK $7.95
  3. MANDARIN CHICKEN $7.95
  4. SPICY CHICKEN OR BEEF $8.95
  5. PORK CHOW MEIN, MANDARIN CHICKEN $8.25
  6. CHICKEN CHOW MEIN, SWEET AND SOUR PORK $8.25
    (Served with steamed rice, fried rice, or fried noodles)
  1. SHRIMP WITH CABBAGE, BROCCOLI, MIXED VEGETABLES $7.95
  2. PORK WITH CABBAGE, BROCCOLI, MIXED VEGETABLES $7.95
  3. CHICKEN WITH CABBAGE, BROCCOLI, MIXED VEGETABLES $7.95
  4. BEEF WITH CABBAGE, BROCCOLI, MIXED VEGETABLES $8.25
  5. MONGOLIAN BEEF OR CHICKEN (spicy) $8.25
  6. BEEF OR PORK WITH GREEN PEPPERS $8.25
  7. HOT BRAISED PORK (spicy) $7.95
  8. BUN BO XAO (not served with rice) $8.25
  9. HOUSE SPECIAL NOODLE $8.50
  10. CURRY CHICKEN $7.95
  11. KUNG PAO CHICKEN (spicy) $8.25
  12. MIXED VEGETABLES WITH PAN FRIED NOODLES $7.75
  13. EGG ROLLS, CHICKEN MIXED VEGETABLES, PORK FRIED RICE $8.75
  14. MANDARIN CHICKEN, MONGOLIAN BEEF, PORK FRIED RICE $8.75
  15. CHA GIO, SWEET & SOUR PORK, MIXED VEGETABLES, NOODLES $8.75
  16. CHA GIO, SPICY CHICKEN OR SPICY BEEF, PORK FRIED RICE $9.50
  17. PORK CHOW MEIN, MANDARIN CHICKEN, EGG FU YOUNG $8.75
    A. HOUSE CHICKEN (Breaded) $7.95
    B. SPICY NOODLES – BEEF or CHICKEN (not served with rice) $8.50
    C. BEEF CHOW FUN (not served with rice) $8.50

SOUPS

  1. BUN BO $8.75
    This is a meal in itself. The combination of hot and cold ingredients plus the contrast between crunchy vegetables and soft noodles and beef makes this a favorite dish throughout Vietnam.
  2. PHO NAM VANG $9.25
    Fresh shrimp, pork, chicken and clear noodles served in the most delicious broth with special seasoning.
  3. PHO – BEEF NOODLE $8.75
    (with Bo Vien) $9.25
  4. WON TON SOUP $7.95
    Savory meat mixture wrapped inside little squares of noodle dough served in special seasoned broth with green leaf.
    (With noodles, shrimp, black mushrooms, green leaf and barbeque pork)   $8.95
  5. EGG FLOWER SOUP  $7.50
  6. VIETNAMESE HOT AND SOUR SOUP $10.50
    This delicious soup combines shrimp, bean sprouts, green cabbage. tomatoes, celery, pineapple and fresh tamarine.
  7. CHINESE HOT AND SOUR SOUP $7.50
    This soup combines pork, tofu, mushroom and green onion.

APPETIZERS

  1. CHA GIO $8.95
    One of the most popular deep fried snacks in Vietnam! Bean thread noodles, pork and vegetables wrapped in rice paper then deep fried. Served with lettuce, cucumber and nuoc cham.
  2. PORK & SEEDS  (small $5.50) $10.25
    Barbeque pork Chinese style. Served with sesame seeds, hot mustard and ketchup.
  3. BANH XEO (Two Crepes)  $10.25
    Rice flour crepe filled with shrimp, pork, and lots of bean sprouts and onions.
    Served with lettuce, cucumber and nuoccham.  (One Crepe $6.00)
  4. GOI CUON (4) $9.25
    Fresh cooked shrimp & pork rolled in lettuce with rice noodles & rice paper served with black bean sauce or nuoc cham.
    (with charbroiled pork) $10.25
    (with tofu, no meat) $8.25
  5. GOI (COLD SALADS)  $8.95
    Shredded carrots, dai kon, shrimp, chicken, mixed with chopped peanuts on top, served with nuoc cham. Delicious.
  6. COMBINATION PLATTER  (per person) $9.75
    (Cha Gio, Gio Cuon and Pork & Seeds)
  7. EGG ROLLS (2) $7.95
    Pork, onion, celery, cabbage, bean sprouts wrapped together in pancake then deep fried. A variety of flavors.
  8. POTSTICKERS (6) $7.50
  9. FOIL WRAPPED CHICKEN $7.95
  10. CRAB RANGCOON (8) $6.95

CHEF’S SPECIALS

  1. BUN SPICY CHICKEN $9.95
    Our famous spicy chicken over rice noodles with bean sprouts, cucumbers, lettuce and nuoc cham.
    SPICY NOODLES – BEEF or CHICKEN $9.95
    BEEF CHOW FUN $9.95
  2. ABALONE CHICKEN (clay pot) $14.00
    Abalone and chicken stir fried with black mushroom, bok choy, green onion served with steamed or fried rice.
  3. COM THIT NUONG $9.75
    Marinated sliced pork chop grilled to perfection, served with steamed rice, garnished with lettuce, tomato & cucumber.
  4. CHARBROILED PORK OR BEEF $10.25
    Special marinated pork or beef charbroiled on a skewer. Served with steamed rice.
  5. BUN THIT NUONG $9.25
    Marinated sliced pork with lemongrass and sesame oil grilled to perfection, served on rice noodles with fresh bean sprouts, cucumber & lettuce.
  6. BUN CHA GIO $8.95
    Homemade Vietnamese egg roll served on rice noodles with fresh bean sprouts, mint, cucumber & lettuce.
  7. BANH HOI  (with Shrimp) $10.95
    Grilled shrimp or charbroiled pork and rice noodles are deliciously delightful when wrapped loosely with lettuce and dipped in nuoc cham (with pork) $10.25
  8. BUN BO XAO  $9.95
  9. DONG KHANH MI XAO  $9.95
    Chicken, pork and shrimp mix with soft egg noodles and vegetables
  10. SAUTEED SQUID or KUNG PAO SQUID, SPICY  $10.25
    Sliced squid sauteed in special sauce with cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes and onion. Served with steamed rice.
  11. SEA FOOD HOT PLATE  $11.95
    Crab, shrimp, scallops, deep fried fish, and bok choy with special house sauce.
  12. HOUSE SPECIAL NOODLES $10.50
    Shrimp, beef, chicken, and stir fried vegetables, with special sauce over pan fried noodles.
  13. FOUR SEASONS $10.95
    Generous amount of shrimp, scallops, pork, tofu and Chinese mushrooms give color and freshness to this dish. Served with steamed rice.
  14. FISH HOT SAUCE  $9.95
    Sliced fried fish in special sauce with cabbage, bamboo and onion. Served with steamed rice.
  15. FAMILY DELIGHT   $11.25
    Scallops, shrimp, chicken and mixed vegetables stir fried with special sauce. Served with steamed rice, fried rice, or fried noodles.

SHRIMP
(served with steamed rice,.fried rice or fried noodles)

  1. SHRIMP CASHEW   $11.75
    Fresh shrimp stir fried with green bell pepper, onions, water chestnuts and a generous amount of cashews.
  2. FRIED SHRIMP   $10.50
    Fresh shrimp dipped in special batter & deep fried to perfection!
  3. SHRIMP WITH PEA PODS $11.25
    Stir fried shrimp with snow peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, onions and carrots.
  4. TOM RAM MUOI (salt shrimp)   $11.75
    Fresh shrimp with shell in batter then tossed with onion and salt plus crunchy vegetables on the bottom. Delicious!
  5. SHRIMP WITH BROCCOLI  $10.50
    Stir fried shrimp with broccoli & onion.
  6. SHRIMP WITH CHINESE CABBAGE  $10.50
    Fresh shrimp sauteed with Chinese cabbage.
  7. SHRIMP WITH MIXED VEGETABLES  $10.50
    Shrimp sauteed with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, snow peas, onion, and broccoli.
  8. KUNG PAO SHRIMP $11.75
    Hot and spicy shrimp stir fried with bamboo shoots in kung pao sauce and a generous amount of peanuts.
  9. MO SHU SHRIMP (with pancake, no rice)   $11.25

BEEF
(served with steamed rice, fried rice or fried noodles)

  1. BEEF WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE  $10.75
  2. BEEF WITH PEA PODS   $10.75
    Stir fried sliced beef with snow peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, onions & carrots.
  3. BEEF WITH MIXED VEGETABLES  $10.25
  4. BEEF WITH GREEN PEPPERS   $10.25
    stir fried sliced beef with bell peppers & onion.
  5. BEEF WITH BROCCOLI    $10.25
    Stir fried sliced beef with broccoli and onion.
  6. BEEF WITH CABBAGE   $10.25
  7. BEEF WITH BEAN SPROUTS    $10.25
    Sliced beef stir fried with bean sprouts & onion.
  8. BEEF WITH TOMATOES    $10.25
    Sliced beef stir fried with tomatoes, green pepper & onion.
  9. SPICY BEEF  $10.95
    Sauteed sliced beef with lemongrass in special homemade sauce.
  10. BEEF WITH SPICY HOT PEPPER    $10.95
  11. BEEF WITH HOYSIN SAUCE, TOFU   $10.25
  12. MONGOLIAN BEEF (spicy)    $9.95
  13. FIVE SPICE BEEF  $11.25
    This dish combines lean beef with the fragrant Chinese five-spice, is partially stir fried, then simmered until tender. Served with steamed rice.

CHICKEN
(served with steamed rice, fried rice or fried noodles)
(excluding Mo Shu Chicken)

  1. MANDARIN CHICKEN    $9.50
    Boneless chicken dipped in special batter with sweet and sour sauce.
    Served with steamed rice.
  2. CHICKEN WITH PEA PODS    $10.50
    Chicken stir fried with snow peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, onions & carrots
  3. CHICKEN WITH MIXED VEGETABLES  $9.50
    Chicken stir fried with combination vegetables
  4. CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI   $9.50
    Chicken stir fried with broccoli & onion.
  5. CHICKEN GINGER WITH VEGETABLES   $10.95
    Fresh ginger and chicken simmered in oyster sauce.
  6. CHICKEN WITH CHINESE CABBAGE $9.75
    Sliced chicken stir fried with Chinese cabbage.
  7. SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN   $9.95
    Chunks of chicken cooked with sweet & sour sauce, fresh pineapple, tomato & green pepper. Served with steamed rice.
  8. LEMON CHICKEN   $10.25
    Breast of boneless chicken dipped in batter with special lemon sauce
  9. CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOM $9.75
    Sliced chicken stir fried with fresh mushrooms.
  10. KUNG PAO CHICKEN (hot) $10.25
    Hot and spicy chicken stir fried with bamboo shoots in kung pao sauce.
  11. DICED CHICKEN WITH CASHEW NUTS $10.25
  12. HOUSE CHICKEN    $9.75
    Boneless chicken dipped in special batter with our special sauce that has ginger and onion flavors.
  13. PINEAPPLE CHICKEN $9.95
    Breast of boneless chicken dipped in batter.
  14. SPICY CHICKEN (with fried rice)   $10.50
    Hot & spicy chicken sauteed with lemongrass & chile pepper.
    (with veg. & fried rice)   $11.50
  15. MOO GOO GUI PAN (similar to chicken vegetable)    $9.95
  16. CHICKEN TOFU WITH HOYSIN SAUCE   $10.75
  17. MO SHU CHICKEN (with pancakes)    $9.95
  18. CURRY CHICKEN     $10.25

LAMB
(served with steamed rice)

  1. KUNG PAO LAMB (spicy with hot plate)    $11.50
  2. CURRY LAMB    $11.50
  3. MONGOLIAN LAMB (spicy with hot plate)    $11.50
  4. HOUSE MUTTON    $11.50

PORK
(served with steamed rice, fried rice or fried noodles)
(excluding Mo Shu Pork)

  1. PORK WITH PEA PODS      $10.75
    Sliced pork stir fried with snow peas, water chestnuts, baby corn, onions & carrots.
  2. Mo Shu Pork (5 pancakes)  $9.95
  3. SWEET AND SOUR PORK $9.95
  4. TWICE-COOKED PORK  $9.95
    Tenderloin pork with Chinese vegetables in hoysin sauce. Hot.
  5. PORK WITH BROCCOLI    $9.75
    Sliced pork stir fried with broccoli & onion.
  6. PORK WITH GREEN PEPPERS   $9.75
    Stir fried sliced pork with bell pepper & onion.
  7. PORK WITH MIXED VEGETABLES    $9.75
    Sliced pork stir fried with combination vegetables.
  8. PORK WITH BEAN SPROUTS    $9.75
    Sliced pork stir fried with bean sprouts and onions.
  9. HOT BRAISED PORK  $9.75
  10. SPARERIBS WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE   $9.95
  11. SWEET & SOUR SPARERIBS $9.95
    Chunks of spareribs are simmered until tender. Combined with green pepper, pineapple, and sweet and sour sauce. Served with steamed rice.

VEGETABLES
(served with steamed rice or fried noodles)
(excluding Mo Shu )

  1. TOFU WITH CASHEWS    $9.95
  2. TOFU WITH MIXED VEGETABLES    $9.25
    Tofu is made from ground soybeans, and has a tender and porous texture. This is a delicious low calorie and high protein dish. Served with steamed rice.
  3. MIXED VEGETABLES DELIGHT $8.95
    Assorted stir fried vegetables.
  4. SAUTEED SNOW PEAS WITH WATER CHESTNUTS $9.75
    Stir fried snow peas with water chestnuts and carrots.
  5. SPICY EGGPLANT $8.95
    Small dried hot chile peppers and our own special sauce add life to the mild tasting eggplant. Served with steamed or fried rice.
  6. KUNG PAO WITH TOFU (spicy) $9.50
  7. MO SHU VEGETABLE (with pancakes) (with or without eggs)   $8.95
  8. MO SHU WITH TOFU (with pancakes)  $9.50
  9. VEGETABLE FRIED RICE (with or without egg)   $8.95
  10. EGG FU YOUNG    $9.50
  11. SPICY TOFU    $8.95
    (with vegetables) $9.95


RICE

  1. HOUSE SPECIAL FRIED RICE $9.95
    Fried rice with sliced pork, chicken, shrimp and combination vegetables.
  2. SHRIMP FRIED RICE     $8.95
  3. CHICKEN FRIED RICE    $8.50
  4. CHICKEN CHOW MEIN   $8.25
  5. PORK CHOW MEIN   $8.25
  6. PORK FRIED RICE    $7.50
  7. STEAMED RICE        $4.50
  8. BOWL OF STEAMED RICE    $2.95
  9. BOWL OF FRIED RICE    $3.75
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