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About Pho Ga at Turtle Tower with "intestines"...

srr Jan 12, 2011 02:01 PM

There is a thread going on about where to find the best pho in the Bay Area and someone mentioned getting Pho Ga with intestines at Quan Ngon. Apparently, the "intestines" are actually gizzards, liver and unborn egg. Is that the case at Turtle Tower? I have always wanted to try it, as I LOVE their regular Pho Ga, but I am a bit wary of intestines. I'm not so wary of gizzards and liver. Can anyone enlighten me?

Turtle Tower Restaurant
631 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Quan Ngon
2511 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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    Joel RE: srr Jan 12, 2011 02:10 PM

    I've only been to Turtle Tower once. I did not order pho.
    However, I did order a side dish of chicken intestines. I enjoyed them, though they were not as good as pork intestines.
    They really were intestines, NOT gizzards/live/unborn egg.
    Don't be so wary -- dive right in!

    Turtle Tower Restaurant
    631 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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      bigwheel042 RE: srr Jan 12, 2011 02:28 PM

      It's mostly eggs/livers/gizzards. I think I remember a small amount of tubular-looking stuff that's probably intestine, but there certainly wasn't much of it.

      1. osho RE: srr Jan 12, 2011 09:31 PM

        Here's a response from 2009:


        Turtle Tower Restaurant
        5716 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

        1. trolley RE: srr Jan 12, 2011 09:43 PM

          just out of curiosity, what exactly is an unborn egg? aren't all eggs technically unborn?

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            bigwheel042 RE: trolley Jan 12, 2011 11:55 PM

            See this thread for a technical explanation: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/273375

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