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Is there REAL AUTHENTIC Pho in Westminster?

rb | Jan 14, 200504:44 PM     22

OK, my wife and I just got back from Vietnam where naturally we got to eat all kinds of REAL Vietnamese food.

I've been an Orange County resident for 5 years and my wife lived in the San Gabriel Valley for nearly as long. We've both been to MANY of the Vietnamese restaurants in Little Saigon and in the SGV. We eat Vietnamese food on a regular (sometimes daily) basis.

Having gotten used to the "Steak-um" quality beef they seem to put in Pho Bo or Pho Tai in almost every Vietnamese joint I've been to in California, it was a revelation to eat Pho Tai in Saigon where they actually use REAL and FRESH rare beef. (Not to mention a bowl of Pho Tai in Saigon costs about 75 cents. Paying 5 or 6 bucks for the lousy renditions I've had here now seems almost criminal.)

So the question is, does anybody here know anyplace in Westminster (or SGV, or ANYWHERE in So. Cal. for that matter) where I can actually get REAL FRESH beef in my Pho? Is there anything that compares to Vietnam here or have I been forever ruined?

I was going to ask about where to get REAL Ca Phe Sua Da like I had in Dalat, but I won't even bother. I came back with Vietnamese coffee beans and I can make that easily enough myself.

So PLEASE somebody, help me out here so every trip I make to Little Saigon now won't depress me.

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