DTLA: Pho Night at Starry Kitchen
I’ve been hearing about Starry Kitchen‘s R&D of pho for a while now. When the first pho night was announced with an estimated 70 bowls, I was sad. I didn’t think I could make it. I had another dinner planned and then I thought, well, why can’t I have 2 dinners? I snuck in some pho as a “first course” and thought of my egg rolls as the amuse (haha).
Before I get into the pho, I have to say these were damn great egg rolls. You got 6 in an order and came with fancy butter lettuce leaves. Loved that the pickled veggies were piled high and the mint was super fresh. Wrap those babies up and have yourself a “healthy” egg roll.
Starry Kitchen describes the pho as “Oxtail+Bone Marrow+Beef Knuckle Pho made w/ a lil bit of French technique, a whole lotta love and then stewed for about 16 hours for maximum beef-liciousness.”
Besides the usual hot and hoisin sauces, Starry Kitchen also provided dried lemongrass. This made my dipping sauces for the rare beef slices more piquant than usual. I ate about half (I had another dinner to run off to!) and in the morning, I was really appreciative of how the flavors were even instilled into the noodles.
I loved the little bits of beef knuckle. And there was just so much tender oxtail.
I hope Starry Kitchen does another pho night soon but there’s talk of a ramen night. Oh, I love ramen, too!
So pho-king good!
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