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May 23, 2011 03:01 PM
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Best Mi Bo Kho (Vietnamese beef noodle stew) in the Bay Area is at Thanh Lan in San Jose!

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: twocents

      - 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