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Pork Leg Stew Noodle Soup at Thai House Express - Report

Dave MP | | Oct 1, 2007 01:54 PM

I went to Thai House Express (Larkin location) for lunch just now, and thanks to Augustiner's recommendation back in May, I ordered the pork leg noodle soup.

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I thought this soup was just about perfect - it's everything I'd ever want out of a noodle soup. I had had the pork leg stew before, and I knew that I preferred the leaner pieces of meat, so I ordered the soup without too many fatty pieces and w/ the wide rice noodles.

The soup was really amazing. A very generous serving of tender, flavorful, juicy stewed pork (off the bone) covered the entire surface of the soup. This was topped w/ cilantro, bean sprouts green onion and small bits of cracklings. Underneath the pork were silky, wide fresh rice noodles and lots of bits of pickled vegetable. The broth was delicious, with the pork and pickled vegetables each contributing to the overall sweet/savory flavor, making it both sweeter and more flavorful overall than the beef broth at Turtle Tower. The bits of crackling were crunchy right till the end of the bowl, making every sip beautifully textured and delicious. The only (very minor) complaint I have is that I personally don't *love* the flavor of the pickled vegetables. I enjoy them, and it's a nice contrast w/ the slightly sweet pork, but I can see how some people might not like them at all. Still, I think in this soup it really worked.

Like augustiner, I am going to have a hard time ordering other things at Thai House Express now. This soup was just too awesome.

Dave MP

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