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New Aux Delices - Don't bother

bernalgirl | Sep 3, 200412:00 PM     4

New Aux Delices is located on Potrero/22nd, across from SF General. It's often packed at lunch and seemed like a good lace to pick up mine on my way back to the office today.

Short report: Feh

Long report: I was in the mood for bun so ordered the only such thing on the menu, bun bo with a sauteed beef mix topping the vermicelli. I also ordered imperial rolls so I could add them to my bun.

The imperial rolls weren't greasy, but the filling was one-dimensional, too-finely ground pork lacking the vegetables and bean thread noodles that add textural interest. The lettuce served with was limp, the nuoc cham dull.

The bun bo was a huge portion of vermicelli served over iceberg lettuce and a few carrot slivers, no herbs. That dull nuoc cham did nothing to boost the seemingly salt-free, tough meat in a nondescript
brown sauce.

To make matters worse, it took them a full 30 minutes to prepare my to-go order. I should have cancelled at 15 minutes, but it didn't occur to me that it would take that long.

I'm left to assume that they are so busy because they're the closest thing to SF General. I may not have ordered from their sweet spot, but the dull flavors and lackluster ingredients bode poorly for a return visit.

-Amalia

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