Had a nice meal (well, really just one dish) at the newly opened Pak Nam, 655 Larkin Street (SF). The location is of the previous Pagolac, where I had a bad dinner about a year ago, so good riddance.
The dish was one of the more expensive ones: Tom Yum Kar Moo Akagi, $10 (under the Chef's Recommendation section). It was a festival of pork bones, pork skin, tendon, and marrow. The broth was thick with gelatin (there was a burner under the pot to keep it hot). Lemongrass, galangal, lime leaves, and a copious amount of garlic flavored a tart and not-too-spicy broth. I may have asked for "not too spicy". I savored every drop and sucked the bones clean. It was an early dinner (I was first in the door when they opened at 5 PM, and there were only two other diners when I left). After dinner I stopped in at Lee's Sandwiches for their (unlabeled) Vietnamese yogurt ($2.50) which I think they make with condensed milk; rich and tart.
I'll see my cardiologist soon.