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Vietnamese Cuisine.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by LabelKing, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Matt

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    they serve Hue-style food
    Hue food is gooooooood.
     


  2. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    Hue food is gooooooood.

    The "banh" selection is verryyy nicceeee.
     


  3. redgrail

    redgrail Senior member

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    Haven't really ventured much outside pho and banh mi, but both of those are lunch staples for me.
     


  4. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I love the Slanted Door as well and try to get there every time I'm in SF, but isn't that like saying you like CPK when someone asks whether you like Italian food? SD is much higher quality, and trendier than CPK, but both are Californicated versions of their ethnic cuisines.

    Maybe LK can recommend a good Vietnamese place in the Bay Area?


    Yeah, any place where you can order a Fritz Haag spatlese is not authentic VN food.

    In the bay everything is centered around Tully Rd and Story Rd in San Jose. In fact there is one entire VN shopping plaza with it's own 90% VN food court, Lion Plaza. Tons of superb Pho places competing, Banh Mi, VN coffe (oh hell yes) and 7-course beef, etc.

    SF has a few in the Tenderloin but I would not call it a destination spot.

    There are also tons of Slanted Door wannabes sprouting up. Tamarine, Ana Mandara, Le Colonial (WTF?? please!!!), Three Seasons, Bong Su. So if you are really trying to spend $100 on a meal, check those out.
     


  5. MetroStyles

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    Speaking of pho/Vietnamese, where can I get tasty pho etc. in NYC? Not interested in gourmet, interested in authentic.
     


  6. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    Speaking of pho/Vietnamese, where can I get tasty pho etc. in NYC? Not interested in gourmet, interested in authentic.

    If you don't mind venturing out to Flushing, Phobang is pretty good.


    Edit: apparently they also have a location in Little Italy.
     


  7. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    If you don't mind venturing out to Flushing, Phobang is pretty good.


    Edit: apparently they also have a location in Little Italy.


    Thanks for the tip. Two of my favorite things in one restaurant.
     


  8. Tarmac

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    Thanks for the tip. Two of my favorite things in one restaurant.

    The bang and the pho - you like it?
     


  9. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    If you don't mind venturing out to Flushing, Phobang is pretty good. Edit: apparently they also have a location in Little Italy.
    Pho Bang (if by Flushing you mean Elmhurst) is pretty bland (not just Pho, but everything they serve). There's no good Pho in Queens. The only decent Pho place is Thai Son, but their food is generally too greasy.
     




  10. whacked

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    Pho Bang (if by Flushing you mean Elmhurst) is pretty bland (not just Pho, but everything they serve). There's no good Pho in Queens. The only decent Pho place is Thai Son, but their food is generally too greasy.

    I don't necessarily disagree. The friend who introduced Pho Bang to me said it makes the 2nd best pho in NYC, I didn't inquire further. Haven't tried TS yet, may be I should next time I get to the city.

    re: blandness, see what I wrote earlier on the different food styles. [​IMG]
     


  11. Mauby

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    Thanks to this thread, I just had pho for lunch. It was Laotion though...slightly different but very tasty.
     


  12. lee_44106

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    I love Pho.

    Extra large bowel with extra sides of sliced raw beef and other beef products. Throw in the bean sprouts and all that basil leaves and squirt in those lime wedges. Yum!

    I mix the Hoisin sauce with the Sriracha to dip the beef. [​IMG]
     


  13. iron_ball

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    I get the pho at Thai Son two or three times a week; that or the nasi lemak at Jaya across the street. And the hostess at Thai Son is as cute as they come, too.
     


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    I like pho once in a while but all the places I've been tend to put msg in the soup so I get really thirsty after eating it.
     


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