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Best Mi Bo Kho (Vietnamese beef noodle stew) in the Bay Area is at Thanh Lan in San Jose!

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winodano May 23, 2011 03:01 PM

Ive been going to this place called Thanh Lan in San Jose on The corner of Lucretia & Story Rds. for a little over a year & they consistently serves the beat Mi Bo Kho ( Vietnamese beef noodle stew) around. The reason I'm even more surprised by this is because they are a small general store/ restaurant & sandwich shop too.

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Thanh Lan
1130 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

  1. twocents May 23, 2011 03:21 PM

    Can you describe it? What other places do you like? I love bo kho too, but probably not enough to drive to San Jose for it.

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      winodano May 23, 2011 09:13 PM

      - I've been going to this place called Thanh Lan in San Jose on The corner of Lucretia & Story Rds. for a little over a year & they consistently serves the beat Mi Bo Kho ( Vietnamese beef noodle stew) around. The reason I'm even more surprised by this is because they are a small general store/ restaurant & sandwich shop too.

      - The broth is more rich & viscous than any other place - it gives me a "full" or "round" mouth feel to it; the tendon & the beef stew bits all practically melt in the mouth too. Its a very "heady" aroma of flavors.The noodles are pretty generic Asian egg noodle but go well with the dish though.

      - I've tried many other places (Phuong Thao, Pho Quyen 2 Noodle House, Pho Nam, My Khe Quan Hue to name a few) in the South Bay area but not like this - for those of you that like Halu Ramen's namesake ramen then I would highly reccomend them for the Mi Bo Kho.

      - I'm still searching for some place in the San Francisco though!! Any suggestions??

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      My Khe Quan Hue
      960 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95122

      Thanh Lan
      1130 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

       
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