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Oct 4, 2006 03:26 AM

where can I buy ingredients for pho?

Where in Boston can I find a grocery store that
will sell the pho noodles? I'm going to try
to make pho, but I don't know where to even look for the noodles.
Shaw's definitely doesn't have it.

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  1. I bought the white Pho noodles for $0.75 / package at Super 88 once.

    Google "Super 88" to find the address of the store near you - there are several in the area.

    1. Super 88 also has "pho hoa," the 5-spice powder that comes in little sachets for flavoring your stock.

      For a great deal on thinly-sliced beef, try McKinnon's in Davis (if you buy it in Shaw's or Trader Joe's, be prepared to pay 5 times as much for a very unfresh product).

      1. Thanks so much for the suggestions! Is there by chance any place in Cambridge that might have it?

        1. I bet one of the Asian stores in Porter Exchange might have it. I've seen the noodles at several Super Stop & Shops. Have you tried the Shaw's near MIT? Given the number of Asian students, I'd be surprised if their international aisle didn't stock the noodles. Depending on where you are in Cambridge, Penzeys on Mass Ave. in Arlington has excellent five-spice powder.

          1. The reliable market in Union sq has pho noodles. But you still need to make you own broth!