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Pho Hoa, Berkeley

David Boyk | May 24, 200403:42 AM

I went to Pho Hoa, next to the UA theater on Shattuck, with a group of friends last night, after a hard afternoon of sports and drinking (I didn't know Triple Rock's jukebox was as good as their beer), and was very impressed. I've only had pho at two or three other places, so I'm not an authority at all, but it was the best I've had. Where Pho House (on University) has a sort of superficial, hollow broth, and on occasion has even been known to serve lemons instead of limes, Pho Hoa's was rich and comforting, even at the end of the bowl. Their meat's good, too, especially the tendon and fatty flank. Also, I had durian for my first time, in a tapiocaless boba, and liked it a lot - really a complicated, warm flavor, especially if you let it melt a bit.

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