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Pho Ga Dac Biet in SF?

butter Sep 12, 2006 11:31 AM

Coming down with a cold and am having a serious hankering for a bowl of pho ga-- and not the wimpy, shredded-white-meat variety. I'd like something spicy with a rich broth, pieces of chopped hen bone-in (I prefer dark meat), with all of the fixings (basil, sprouts, liver, blood...)

Something comparable to Pho Kim Long in San Jose, without the 45-minute drive. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Much thanks

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    asisaketh86 Sep 26, 2007 10:27 AM

    oh my god...the chicken pho at pho kim long is TO DIE FOR!!! im sorry you live so far from it...but honestly i've never had ANY chicken pho that compares to theirs...if i were you i would stick to the beef unless at kim long...its just not worth it anywhere else.

    1. Melanie Wong Sep 14, 2006 07:36 AM

      Here's a photo of the chicken pho with unborn eggs and giblets at Hung Ky in the Tenderloin. The chicken is off the bone, but you do get a mix of dark and white, plus the wonderful skin.


      Edited to add: And, I found my earlier post on this with a different photo.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        misspiggy Sep 15, 2006 06:30 AM

        Hey is that Pho Ga or is that Hu Tieu?

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          Melanie Wong Sep 15, 2006 06:37 AM

          No seafood or pork in the photo, all chicken, chicken parts, and chicken eggs.

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            misspiggy Sep 15, 2006 04:59 PM

            No I mean the noodles.

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        lainielou Sep 13, 2006 11:44 PM

        So sorry you're feeling under the weather. Vietnam II has Pho Ga Dac Biet and it's just as you describe. I am a chicken (no pun intended) and like the very simple Pho Ga at Bodega Bistro. . .it's white meat with great broth but a friend had the Pho Ga Dac Biet at Vietnam II and pronounced it delicious. . .hopefully you can get your fix and you'll feel better. I hope so.

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