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Fresh Vietnamese meatballs?

mturyn Oct 16, 2011 09:09 AM

I haven't had meatballs in soup at a Vietnamese restaurant around here (I think most or all of them) that didn't look or taste exactly like the frozen ones filling bins in the local markets. Does anyone know of a local place---or even one in another area---that make their own?

Of course I'll try making them....

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    gimlis1mum RE: mturyn Oct 16, 2011 06:44 PM

    Pho hua (Malden location). Iit's been a while since I went, I forget exactly what dish I had them in. They were irregularly shaped and I thought hmmm these must be homemade.

    Eta: sorry, got the name wrong. It's Pho Hoa and I must have one of the Pho combos:

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      galangatron RE: gimlis1mum Oct 16, 2011 09:42 PM

      i've had the pho at pho hoa in malden a number of times. the meatballs in the soup seem like the frozen ones found in the supermarket to me. the grilled meatballs (nem nuong) in the bun (vermicelli bowls) could be housemade though

      1. re: galangatron
        mturyn RE: galangatron Oct 17, 2011 06:42 AM

        We were disappointed in the place---it's been over two years, so I'm not keen on the details, but I think I remember a mediocre pho broth and general flatness of taste.

        Thanks to both of you so far.

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          gimlis1mum RE: galangatron Nov 5, 2012 11:59 AM

          Old thread but I had this for lunch today - it's #61 on their menu. The shrimp meatballs looked homemade ... And if I can figure out how to post a pic from this dang phone, you can judge for yourself...

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            gimlis1mum RE: gimlis1mum Nov 5, 2012 12:10 PM

            Here it is:

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