Dumpling, I read your post about Da Nang on El Cajon and my husband and I headed down there. We were actually looking for Pho, but to our dismay they don't serve it. We ended up ordering the same dish you did - pork and shrimp with noodles and a curry broth. It was wonderful. I was shocked to be quite honest. My husband ordered a mini clam dish which came with a large neutral sesame type cracker used to scoop up the clams. It was a little too "fishy" tasting for me, but he really liked the contrasting textures and flavors.
Thanks for letting us know about this spot. Do you have a favorite Pho place in the same general area? We live in Hillcrest and for some reason Convoy street often just seems to far. (silly, I know)