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If you live in a yuppie(orange county) or hippie(portland) area you can find places that serve vegan pho, I've had it a handful of times. The best is at this place called bamboo cafe in corona del mar.

i'm sorry, vegan pho, isn't pho...

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i'm sorry, vegan pho, isn't pho...

okay, vietnamese style noodle soup that is vegan and based off the recipe for pho. there.

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A lot of people dont even consider seafood pho or chicken pho as real pho. So I think vegan pho belongs in a different category altogether. If you are that hard up for vegan food, go eat a salad.

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for the south bay: pho y is good, but i think kim long and 54 have been mentioned that are much better.

for the seafood/chicken: the seafood is often mistaken for pho, but it's actually called hu tieu. chicken, well it's chicken pho.

for everyone: try bun bo hue. it's basically the northern vietnamese version of pho. real spicy and a nice change if you're used to pho.

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for the south bay: pho y is good, but i think kim long and 54 have been mentioned that are much better.

for the seafood/chicken: the seafood is often mistaken for pho, but it's actually called hu tieu. chicken, well it's chicken pho.

for everyone: try bun bo hue. it's basically the northern vietnamese version of pho. real spicy and a nice change if you're used to pho.

bun bo hue is definately in it's own category as well...that shit is so tastey too

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just went to pho 75 down in NoVA last weekend. I was amazing...broth and noodles were both very very good. Best I've had in a while.

Pho 75

3103 Graham Rd

Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 204-1490

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Pho 75 - Arlington

1721 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 525-7355

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Pho 75 Restaurant

382 Elden St

Herndon, VA 20170

(703) 471-4145

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Pho 79 Restaurant

1135 N Highland St

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 276-7110

they're all run by the same family. They got em up here in philly too

http://www.phofever.com/index.php

that's an interesting site

Which one did you go to? I went to the Wilson Blvd spot in Arlington last year and thought it was a bit lacking in flavor. Seems like all the Pho 75s in the DC area have fallen off though over the past few years. I remember them being much better back when I was a kid. Now I strictly stick to Pho Hoa in Wheaton and Pho Nam in Gaithersburg (both Maryland spots). Have you been to the Eden Center in NoVa?

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Which one did you go to? I went to the Wilson Blvd spot in Arlington last year and thought it was a bit lacking in flavor. Seems like all the Pho 75s in the DC area have fallen off though over the past few years. I remember them being much better back when I was a kid. Now I strictly stick to Pho Hoa in Wheaton and Pho Nam in Gaithersburg (both Maryland spots). Have you been to the Eden Center in NoVa?

near reston? i'm not too familiar with the area sorry...was down there for family business...i though the flavor was amazing, and i don't take my pho lightly...I've been chasing the dragon ever since coming back from saigon in 2003 and man, I'd say that probably top 3 bowls i've had in the states (includes most of bosla, philly area)

is pho hoa a chain too? the one in philly is the best in the state..

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the real question is this:

how do you pronounce it.

in my hometown there are two places that serve pho and they dont put the accent on the O. so people call it "fo" as in fo' shizzle (which im sure someone naming their restaurant right now, somewhere) but i grew up with alot of viet and laotian kids and if said ""fo" around them id get slapped in the mouth. i always get a hard time saying "phe" around white people cause theyre always hung up on the O.

and in toronto ive been going to pho pasteur, which probly doesnt compare to the OG in saigon, and some other joint on spadina with a green sign that plays house music til 5am. right by bo du doyen.

any TO heads who really want to step up their viet game need to check out hanoi 3 seasons on gerard E and fucks with the chaca la vong. get it in the soup as opposed to vermicelli. and get the lotus root salad to start. that right there is hot sex on a platter. kills pho anyday.

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you have to say it in question form... like in the title: PHO???!?!?!?

Where is the CHEAPEST and best pho place in l.a.?

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the real question is this:

how do you pronounce it.

in my hometown there are two places that serve pho and they dont put the accent on the O. so people call it "fo" as in fo' shizzle (which im sure someone naming their restaurant right now, somewhere)

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I think it's pronounced fuh like in french "pot au feu." I love that shit - the only thing I could afford to eat out when I was unemployed. Number One Big Bowl, extra tendon, small squirt sweet bean sauce, BIG squirt sriracha with seeds, big ole handful of raw green chilies, all the basil at once, bean sprouts in at the end.

Although lately I've been going more to this place that sells Bahn Mi on broome street. The bread they use is SO french and crunchy and it's cheap as fuck (http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?neighborhoodid=24&restaurantid=6023)

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^you guys put basil in it?!?! You mean Thai basil right?

My brothers and sister (and the family of my sister in law) have tasted phở all over the world, Paris, America, Vietnam etc. but they never are as good as my mother makes them. Most people put too much cinnamon and flavour-enhancers in it!

My mother lets it stew half a day, and then we eat it the next day (the flavour is much stronger/delicious if you let it stay for a day!). We use korriander, red pepper, lemon, Thai basil and a herb called ngô gai, it's a long, toothed leaf which is a bit tough but has a very strong flavour. My mother also used to fry onion and ginger(cut in tiny pieces) and then sprinkle that on top of the phở, delicious!

There are only 2 kinds of phở : chicken and beef (beef >>>>>chicken in my opinion)

and as mentioned above, seafood phở, isn't phở, but hũ tiếu.

and bún bò Hûé isn't Pho of the north, it's a whole other dish! It's orange/red of color, very spicy and eaten with a different kind of noodle!

It's pronunciation is: 'feh?' (the 'eh' like when you're in a dilemma) with a questionmark.

btw. I don't know if it's just in our family, but do you guys also get sliced beef (that had been stewed in the phở) with it, which you then dip in chilisauce and hoisin sauce/sweet bean sauce before you eat it? That's what I like most about Phở :P.

Oh, another Vietnamese noodlesoup you guys should check out is bún riêu. It kind of is a tomato noodlesoup with tofu and crab mixed with egg in it. Not as good as phở tho :P.

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^you guys put basil in it?!?! You mean Thai basil right?

My brothers and sister (and the family of my sister in law) have tasted phở all over the world, Paris, America, Vietnam etc. but they never are as good as my mother makes them. Most people put too much cinnamon and flavour-enhancers in it!

My mother lets it stew half a day, and then we eat it the next day (the flavour is much stronger/delicious if you let it stay for a day!). We use korriander, red pepper, lemon, Thai basil and a herb called ngô gai, it's a long, toothed leaf which is a bit tough but has a very strong flavour. My mother also used to fry onion and ginger(cut in tiny pieces) and then sprinkle that on top of the phở, delicious!

There are only 2 kinds of phở : chicken and beef (beef >>>>>chicken in my opinion)

and as mentioned above, seafood phở, isn't phở, but hũ tiếu.

and bún bò Hûé isn't Pho of the north, it's a whole other dish! It's orange/red of color, very spicy and eaten with a different kind of noodle!

It's pronunciation is: 'fa?' (the fa if you pronounce fo' shizzle quickly) with a questionmark.

btw. I don't know if it's just in our family, but do you guys also get sliced beef (that had been stewed in the phở) with it, which you then dip in chilisauce and hoisin sauce/sweet bean sauce before you eat it? That's what I like most about Phở :P.

Oh, another Vietnamese noodlesoup you guys should check out is bún riêu. It kind of is a tomato noodlesoup with tofu and crab mixed with egg in it. Not as good as phở tho :P.

Yes, of course thai basil AKA holy basil. The one with the black stems. :)

I really like the curry chicken version that's super spicy. The only problem is that I've reached a level of chili consumption such that even most asians cannot step to the level of spiciness that I like to eat.

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I think it's pronounced fuh like in french "pot au feu." I love that shit - the only thing I could afford to eat out when I was unemployed. Number One Big Bowl, extra tendon, small squirt sweet bean sauce, BIG squirt sriracha with seeds, big ole handful of raw green chilies, all the basil at once, bean sprouts in at the end.

Although lately I've been going more to this place that sells Bahn Mi on broome street. The bread they use is SO french and crunchy and it's cheap as fuck (http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?neighborhoodid=24&restaurantid=6023)

ha, family friend owns that place...good banh mi.

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My brothers and sister (and the family of my sister in law) have tasted phở all over the world, Paris, America, Vietnam etc. but they never are as good as my mother makes them. Most people put too much cinnamon and flavour-enhancers in it!

it's cuz it's what they know that they think it's the best. ask em if the went to pasteur in saigon. cuz i was the same school of thought as your siblings until i went there.

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ha, family friend owns that place...good banh mi.

I love that place. I discovered it at random and it's like far and away the best banh mi in the city that I've had so far... Now if only I could find a thai place as authentic and delicious.

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it's cuz it's what they know that they think it's the best. ask em if the went to pasteur in saigon. cuz i was the same school of thought as your siblings until i went there.

It's not only my siblings. The family of my sister in law is Indonesian. They've been everywhere in the world, eaten a lot of pho (before my sister in law met my brother), but have agreed that my mother's is the best after they tasted it.

My sister went on an internship in Vietnam and stayed in Saigon for three months. She had people who brought her to the most popular places to eat. She tasted lots of pho and said it was good, but by far not as good as my mother's. I don't know she went to the place you mentioned tho. But she noticed that the Vietnamese people in Vietnam use A LOT of flavour-enhancers in their food.

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In Montréal, Pho Bang New York and Pho Bac (the one on the other side of the street) are pretty good. I must say I'm not the most discerning Pho specialist so I'm very open to recommendations from fellow Montrealers.

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pho soup tastes so good I suspect part of a womans fluids is used in its preparation.

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and as mentioned above, seafood phở, isn't phở, but hũ tiếu.

and bún bò Hûé isn't Pho of the north, it's a whole other dish! It's orange/red of color, very spicy and eaten with a different kind of noodle!

Oh, another Vietnamese noodlesoup you guys should check out is bún riêu. It kind of is a tomato noodlesoup with tofu and crab mixed with egg in it. Not as good as phở tho :P.

- i've mistaken, bun bo hue is basically the pho of central vietnam and orginated from there. yes, it's a different dish entirely, but that's what you would compare it to.

- bun rieu needs to be had with escargot, but a good hot soup on a hot day since it's considerably lighter than the other two.

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mmm

I love pho

the main thing is the beef soup base and noodies have to be made perfectly... Also the meat has to sliced thinly and of good quality so it remains tender

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I love pho

the main thing is the beef soup base and noodies have to be made perfectly... Also the meat has to sliced thinly and of good quality so it remains tender

this is why true pho has raw slices of beef. The boiling soup cooks it. I hate it when places use precooked beef.

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this is why true pho has raw slices of beef. The boiling soup cooks it. I hate it when places use precooked beef.

yeah im pretty sure it wasn't pre-cooked, but it was cut too big, so there were pieces that got stuck in my teeth and were hard to chew..

i also like some of the vietnamese pork-chops/ grilled chicken, thai red/green curry etc ried spring rolls.. etc

I find "N.American" style porkchops terrible as the meat is cut way too thick, and thus is not tender at all. Add to that the fact that its overcooked and its not my favourite..

Hot pot is also terrific every now and then , though now im just getting off topic

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It's not only my siblings. The family of my sister in law is Indonesian. They've been everywhere in the world, eaten a lot of pho (before my sister in law met my brother), but have agreed that my mother's is the best after they tasted it.

My sister went on an internship in Vietnam and stayed in Saigon for three months. She had people who brought her to the most popular places to eat. She tasted lots of pho and said it was good, but by far not as good as my mother's. I don't know she went to the place you mentioned tho. But she noticed that the Vietnamese people in Vietnam use A LOT of flavour-enhancers in their food.

dude, you can't base your taste opinions on other people's experiences. go to pho pasteur on pasteur street in saigon and tell me what you think after that. I'd be surprised to hear your mom's is better, but since you personally have not had that experience (i'm not saying your mom's shit ain't good) your opinion means NOTHING to me.

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damn we have alot around the bay area (san jose area) but i only eat it once in awhile bc my mom be making it every other week at home

Kim Long- big ass bowls and shit

Pho 54- my favorite

i have never had pho and i really want to try it. i would like to know where is the best in san jose, and if those are your 2 recomendations have they changed since you originally posted?

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