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tvdxer Jan 22, 2012 12:41 PM

Who makes the best bun bo hue in the Twin Cities?

  1. mitch cumstein Feb 20, 2012 07:33 AM

    I have only had it at Quang, and it was solid. Smokey, spicy, rich. The pork knuckle was a bit devoid of meat, but it had a good iron-y backbone. I think I might just have to work through a few on this one for you. Quick search says Pho 79 and PTB both have a version. I will hit the PTB today, menu says its beef and pork trotter(yay!) and try to work down the eat street this week. Will report back.

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      mitch cumstein Feb 22, 2012 09:30 AM

      So, Pho Tau Bay's version was not a really great expression of the dish. It lacked in a lot of areas, mostly, I found it missing any balance, and definitely was missing the silkiness that the congealed blood usually gives it. With a hard hit of lime, some spice could come out but mostly I would say this was a musty beef broth with little else happening. Seriously underwhelmed.

      1. re: mitch cumstein
        The Dairy Queen Feb 22, 2012 10:47 AM

        How thoroughly disappointing. Thank you for taking one for the team.

        ~TDQ

    2. The Dairy Queen Jan 23, 2012 12:11 PM

      I don't know, but I'd start with Pho Tau Bay's. Let us know what you think!

      ~TDQ

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        Haricotsv2 Jan 26, 2012 04:26 PM

        Try Indochine in St. Paul. I love their pork bun, but i'm guessing the beef is good too.

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          stepawayfromthetable Feb 19, 2012 06:22 PM

          I'm curious about Indochine. Is it the same owner different name of the same vietnamese restaurant of about 3 yrs ago? I'm going to try their pork bun!

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            Haricotsv2 Feb 22, 2012 08:19 PM

            Que Nha is their other restaurant. Btw, I misspelled it--it's Indochin.
            Margi

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