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Sate beef noodle soup - pho ha tien on ocean avenue [San Francisco]

jupiter | Dec 7, 201301:36 PM

So, yesterday in the rain and cold we found ourselves at our standard pho place:pho ha tien. Its good, solid vietnamese food close to my house and hits the spot when i need it too.
Normally i get the same thing every time, but yesterday i looked over the menu again and noticed an item that intrigued me: sate beef noodle. Its only description, a spicy pepper symbol and the words "includes coconut milk and peanuts".
I went for it and it was awesome. I ordered it with egg noodle. I cant stop thinking about it. The bowl came out with a bright red slick of hot oil floating on top and a pile of rare beef, thin sliced onions and chopped roasted peanuts. The broth was amazing! Coconutty but not sweet, spicy, but not burning, i added lime, i added basil, i slurped and slurped and ate until every thing was gone. My husband watched with a sly amused smile.
just thinking about it is making my mouth water. I have had a lot of spicy soup noodles, but i have never had a bowl of soup noodles like this, with this nice heat, but still so refreshing and comforting.
i just thought i would share it with y'all.
Have a nice day.

Pho Ha Tien
1900 ocean ave

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