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Gotta shout out Pho Viet's

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Gotta shout out Pho Viet's

Luther | Apr 12, 2008 08:06 PM

I don't eat at PV nearly enough, given how often I end up at Super 88 (my usual comfort food there is the salt-and-pepper-deep-fried items at Kantin). I haven't had the pho or banh mi there in years, though they both get a lot of positive mentions on this board. The porkchop rice (two big chops) is easily two or three lunches worth of food for about $6.50, and the rice (broken) is deliciously seasoned and greased. The porkchop itself is pretty OK, but not in the same league as the one at Xinh Xinh.

A dish I tried recently that really hit the spot is their "Vietnamese ham with rice noodles," for which I don't know the proper Vietnamese name (not sure if that matters here- everyone behind the counter at PV speaks Cantonese). This is a dish of hor fun type noodles (though not thick, but rather very thin ribbons of noodle that have been rolled and compressed into little nuggets) topped with slices of that Vietnamese mortadella type stuff that one often finds in banh mi with pate. The dish is topped with crunchy thick slices of fried shallot, and there's a nice sprout/tomato/basil/lettuce salad on the side. Very fresh-tasting with a great balance of textures. I'll also shout out their chili sauce, which is Sriracha-esque in color and flavor, but has chunks of red chili in it (not sure if it's homemade or what).

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