The last couple times I've gone in to Golden Deli (Las Tunas @ Mission), it's been really crowded, so yesterday, craving a good grilled pork w/ vermicelli, I just tried "Pho Super Bowl" just to the west and across Las Tunas (= Main St.). It was almost empty and really good - generous portion of meat, plus fresh shredded cucumber and carrot, fresh mint sprigs. I wouldn't recommend the grilled shrimp skewer - looked and tasted as if soaked in margarine. Ick.
Most surprising was fresh "Pennyroyal drink", a tall glass of thick, dull green juice that was unlike anything I've ever had. It was lightly sweet, with a very unusual grassy flavor that I still can't place. I wouldn't buy a gallon of it, but it was refreshing to try something really different.
They threw in a complimentary warm mung bean soup for dessert, which I rarely like, but this one was actually good with sort of a nutty tapioca flavor.
Will have to return for the pho.
Pho Super Bowl
1300 E Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801-4149
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