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Is Chinatown's Pho Pasteur still there? Other good Pho nearby?

Coast Jul 3, 2006 08:14 PM

Last minute help needed before a movie at Boston COmmon

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  1. lissy RE: Coast Jul 3, 2006 09:20 PM

    I just walked by there the other day and it is there.

    1. Notorious EMDB RE: Coast Jul 3, 2006 10:37 PM

      I ate there Saturday night. Very good, very crowded, very fast, very cheap. : )

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        Chicky RE: Coast Jul 4, 2006 12:22 AM

        But isnt the CHITO location a different owner?

        1. Luther RE: Coast Jul 4, 2006 03:07 AM

          It's totally unrelated to the restaurants now known as Le's, and it has much better pho.

          1. peregrine RE: Coast Jul 6, 2006 03:56 AM

            Pho Hoa, just around the corner from Pasteur, is excellent, and has a full V-N menu.

            As far as I know, they're the only place in Chinatown that serves Seven Courses of Beef, a banquet for 2 for $30. This is a real treat if you have plenty of time to enjoy all the different preparations.

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            1. re: peregrine
              limster RE: peregrine Jul 6, 2006 04:11 AM

              Love to hear more about their 7 courses of beef -- would be very grateful if you could detail the courses. Thanks!

              1. re: peregrine
                Luther RE: peregrine Jul 15, 2006 11:34 PM

                However, I find their pho vastly inferior to most places, especially Pho Pasteur.

              2. limster RE: Coast Jul 6, 2006 04:19 AM

                Recently had some bo bun hue (on the wall in English) at Xinh Xinh, essentially a Hue-style pho-like noodle dish -- the broth tastes like their basic pho broth with the addition of lemongrass, chilli and lots of scallions. Thick slices of fat-veined beef; half circles of a firm Vietnamese herby/spicy pork "pate" and a chunk of fatty pork knuckle with skin (too soft and chewy; should have a dense texture). Not bad.

                1. peregrine RE: Coast Jul 7, 2006 12:04 AM

                  to limster - re Seven Courses of Beef

                  I'll try to reconstruct this as best I can:

                  part one is three courses, one at a time - marinated/raw; fry in butter at your table; cook in broth at your table - served with a stack of rice papers, a bowl of hot water to soften them, and a large platter of assorted veggies - lettuce, shredded carrots, etc, and fine noodles so you make your own rolls. There are some dipping sauces, too.

                  Then they bring out three courses on a platter, prepared in the kitchen: meatballs, kebabs, and rolled slices of beef with a vegetable in the middle.

                  The last course is soup. This may not be exact. The beef slices are about the size that you'd get in a bowl of pho, so it's a generous amount of meat for the whole meal, but there's lots more than just beef.

                  It's a lot of fun, and a bargain for two @$30.

                  Give yourself plenty of time to play with your food!

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                  1. re: peregrine
                    limster RE: peregrine Jul 7, 2006 12:52 AM

                    Thank you very much! I'll definitely give them a shot one of these days when I have backup.

                  2. peregrine RE: Coast Jul 14, 2006 09:24 PM

                    I found this for someone else, so I'll link it here as well: Beef Seven Ways - description

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