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Da and Nga Nguyen set up shop in the old Talin Market building on Louisiana, one block south of Central. The Café Trang menu includes several types of spring rolls (try the shrimp sausage), grilled meats and shrimp, soups, and rice dishes that are made from scratch and to order. Café Trang also serves Vietnamese sandwiches made on special baguettes that are flown in twice a week from California, and the spicy lemongrass soup is to die for. Closed Mondays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)