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As good as mom's pho

Quik Sep 6, 2006 06:38 AM

When I want eggrolls, it's Golden Deli. If I want pho or Bun Thit Nuong, it's Pho Pasteur.

I like it. Is it good? who knows? I've read posts on this board from people saying that the broth has no heart, or lacks the great spices that a true pho should have.

Please help! Where can I go in the SGV to see flocks of Vietnamese, loving the pho, apart from your own mothers' kitchens?

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    kotatsu RE: Quik Sep 6, 2006 03:52 PM

    Superbowl, on Main/Las Tunas is my personal fave. It's on the south side of the street, maybe 2 or 3 blocks west of the Las Tunas/Mission intersection. I was introduced to this place by Vietnamese friends who knew the Cerritos location. I guess this is the sister restaurant. The soup is very good, everything tastes fresh, and the restaurant is clean. I've been to pho 79 on Garfield, and a few others in the area, but always come back to this place for reliable, great-tasting pho. Lower level of a white or beige minimall.

    1. raytamsgv RE: Quik Sep 6, 2006 09:24 PM

      I like Superbowl Pho, too. If you have kids, they have a good kids menu. Pho 79 is also good. Service is better at Superbowl because it's a whole lot smaller.


      1. WildSwede RE: Quik Sep 7, 2006 03:03 PM

        My favorite is Pho 79 in Alhambra - on Garfield just south of Main.

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          tissue RE: WildSwede Sep 7, 2006 06:41 PM

          I like this place too... the pho here is better than Golden Deli.

        2. Das Ubergeek RE: Quik Sep 7, 2006 06:19 PM

          Definitely My Hanh, 9611 Garvey (two blocks east of Rosemead). Go in at lunchtime and look at the flocks of Viet salarymen sucking down pho like lightning.

          1. Quik RE: Quik Sep 7, 2006 06:42 PM

            Thanks for all the great recommendations so far. I will report back with all the pho comparisons!

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