at the end of a nightmare of civic duty at 850 bryant, i was released shortly before the lunch rush and decided to try out the 6th branch of turtle tower. i ordered a small pho ga with dark meat. i have read that this branch is weaker than the larkin hub. i haven't eaten there in some time but i would say the broth was maybe a little weaker, but by no means bad. it was still rich, yet light, but maybe lacking a bit in seasoning. the fresh rice noodles tasted a bit more bland in this broth, if that makes it more clear. but the components were fresh, the dark meat requested still had the skin, and it was a very welcome lunch.
i noticed that this branch does banh mi, and i saw in the cooler vacuum sealed charcuterie for sale by the pound (forgot prices). there were dark hued sausages, looking in color somewhere between kielbasa and boudin noir. pate, and jambon as well. i know i should have asked questions. where are these made? what kind of sausages are these? i should have grabbed a sandwich to go to find out, but after my nightmare jury service "week," i just needed something to soothe my body and spirits and get the hell out of there. and i do not intend to return unless it cannot be helped. so i will not be doing a follow up visit to this branch of turtle tower, but thought i'd put it out there, in case anyone wants to report back on their banh mi and the charcuterie items for sale. if i over looked their reports in other threads, i apologize, but didn't see any.