San Diego: Noodles at Pho Hoa
After the too short (some would argue too long) Bartenders Weekend, we headed off to get noodles at Pho Hoa up the street from our hotel. We apparently wandered into the Vietnamese community and there were no shortage of interesting looking spots. We decided to go to Pho Hoa for its all pho menu. There were no eggrolls, no other appetizers but lots of variations of a theme. I got my favorite pho dac biet which comes with a myriad of offal and rare beef.
I also got some Vietnamese lemonade. I figured I needed the hydration and sugar.
After adding my bean sprouts, basil and some other herbs, I was in heaven. I love a good bowl of soup noodles and this was so needed after some disappointing meals. I delighted in the tendon, the tiny strips of cut tripe and the fatty brisket. The noodles were well-separated as well. No clumpy pho here!
I would have loved to have gone into some of the grocery stores and other restaurants. Ah, if I had known good, cheap and filling meals (NOODLES!) were nearby, I would have explored more thoroughly.
Pho Hoa4717 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115 — (619) 283-6431
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