+

1 Place

Expand Map

1 Place

Melanie Wong | Jun 19, 201907:24 PM     2

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the fires that devastated the neighborhood and it offered complimentary meals to fire victims. Much of its regular clientele in nearby Coffey Park were displaced and it continues to be important to support affected businesses.

I ordered the Combo beef pho with raw steak on the side, and I was pleased that the non-Asian cashier did not blink an eye at this request. Sharetea is available here, so a mango-passion fruit green tea at 50% sweet too. A bit of sticker shock at $12 for this bowl, but it is packed with more meat than I’m accustomed too. Steak, meatball, fatty brisket ... but no tendon nor tripe served here, sadly. The beefy stock had the familiar light body, yet meaty depth, not mucked up with sugar nor excessive spice. This family's recipe is still a solid choice for pho bo.

Simply Vietnam Express
3381 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa 95403
707.544.4585

Simply Vietnam Express

simplyvietnamexpress.com
Simply Vietnam
    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Discussion Summary

More from Chowhound

Win Game Day with These Vegetarian Party Nachos
Food News

Win Game Day with These Vegetarian Party Nachos

by Alexis deBoschnek | Whether you’re gearing up for game day or prepping for one of the many award shows this winter, these...

11 Ways to Gussy Up Guacamole for Game Day
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Ways to Gussy Up Guacamole for Game Day

by Miki Kawasaki | There's absolutely nothing wrong with a bowl of basic guacamole, but when you want to spice it up...

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes for Less Morning Stress
Recipe Round-Ups

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes for Less Morning Stress

by Rachel Johnson | Whether the kids are still distance learning or returning to a classroom, with school back in session...

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner
Entertaining

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner

by Daphne Chen | Valentine’s Day is on a weekday again this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swing a memorable...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.