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A good bowl of Pho in Riverside CA

pkLovecraft | Apr 8, 200710:07 PM     3

Although I don't consider myself a connoisseur, I've sampled maybe 20 different restaurants in OC, LA county and the Inland Empire. I also prefer to use wooden chopsticks instead of reusing ones supplied by the restaurant. Seems to me that some restaurants don't retire chopsticks when they obviously need to, and snapping chopsticks like a turkey wishbone make me feel so Sam Decker a la Blade Runner. There's a handful of Vietnamese Restaurants within 5 mi of my neighborhood, La Sierra. IMHO, the best bowl of pho tai gau for under $5 is

1. PHO 99@4557 LA SIERRA AVE, RIVERSIDE, CA . It has a delicate beef broth that's not overpowering and a proportionate amount of meat. Second runner up is

2. Pho Ha 10185 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA. A generous amount of noodles and meat sacrifices the amount of broth, but the cut of meat are superb.

Also notable and within 15min drive are

3. PHO DAT 1237 W 6th St Corona, CA. A very clean restaurant with good service

4. LITTLE SAIGON 2650 Hamner Ave Norco, CA. Do yourself a favor and try their eggrolls. In presentation the shrimp's tail is sticking out of the roll itself. Friendly staff.

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