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Mobile Pho truck?

Melanie Wong May 20, 2009 12:12 PM

What's the chowhound word on the Mobile Pho truck? Millbrae to AT&T Park to the Financial District and over to San Jose State and Concord. From the photo of the truck's signage, it's probably not Vietnamese, and it mentions a homebase at Montogomery and Kearney, which are parallel streets. Is this for real?

http://twitter.com/whatthepho

truck photo from twitter (maybe not the actual truck
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    westcoaststyle RE: Melanie Wong May 20, 2009 03:41 PM

    I wish there was a bigger picture, because I can't tell what that writing is. But thanks for the link, Melanie. They need to update more, though. I hope I can catch them if they're ever in the 925 area.

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      bigwheel042 RE: westcoaststyle May 20, 2009 03:50 PM

      The writing is in Thai. I kind of doubt that's a picture of the actual truck - it looks like a Thai songthaew (pickup truck used as a communal taxi).

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        Melanie Wong RE: bigwheel042 May 20, 2009 04:27 PM

        The background umbrellas and vendor scene doesn't look like anything around here that I can think of. You're probably right.

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        Melanie Wong RE: westcoaststyle May 20, 2009 04:26 PM

        I was able to enlarge the picture in my browser using the Zoom In.

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        Keesey RE: Melanie Wong May 20, 2009 04:15 PM

        I just discovered this guy too! He seems to keep a low profile or just doesn't serve as often as the other carts.

        Did you know seoulonwheels is thinking of making a comeback? http://twitter.com/seoulonwheels

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          Melanie Wong RE: Keesey May 20, 2009 04:28 PM

          Seoul on Wheels actually had a license to vend. Maybe twitter will make it easier for customers to find 'em, which was a problem, as well as the food being less than amazing.

          Pls do let us know if you hook up with either one.

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            larochelle RE: Melanie Wong May 20, 2009 05:04 PM

            On her website, she refers to "permit issues"
            http://www.seoulonwheels.com/Seoul/yu...

        2. HedyMacferran RE: Melanie Wong Jul 1, 2009 05:06 PM

          I would very much like to get a hold of WhatThePho so that I can ask them to participate in an upcoming street food festival. Do you have any contact information for them?

          Hedy Macferran
          Event Director
          The Eat Real Festival
          www.eatrealfest.com

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            Melanie Wong RE: HedyMacferran Jul 1, 2009 06:29 PM

            Hedy, good chance this truck is as fake as Britney Spears death on twitter. A lot of things don't add up, as noted above, and there've been no updates for more than a month.

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              Chandavkl RE: Melanie Wong Jul 3, 2009 09:43 AM

              Thanks for the authoritative word.

              http://blogs.menupages.com/sanfrancis...

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                Melanie Wong RE: Chandavkl Jul 3, 2009 02:30 PM

                No authority, just a healthy dose of skepticism.

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