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Pho + Bahn Mi...impossible to find together?

volvo99 Jun 24, 2012 11:35 AM

I've had a hard time finding vietnamese dining that offers both a pho AND bahn mi on the same menu. Does one require so much prep that it is impossible to do both? Or is it more of a preference to specialize on one dish or ingredient to perfection, avoiding the mistake of the kitchen spreading their staff too thin?

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  1. Rocky Road RE: volvo99 Jun 24, 2012 11:49 AM

    Most I go to have both. I've gotten both at these:

    Pho Hoa
    Pho T Cali
    Phuonh Trang
    Mignon Pho
    Pho Pasteur
    Pho Cali

    These are all around my area: Kearny Mesa/Clairemont

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    1. re: Rocky Road
      volvo99 RE: Rocky Road Jun 24, 2012 12:15 PM

      Good to know. I've always assumed either one required a certain competency that kept the kitchen from doing both well.

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      wanker RE: volvo99 Jun 24, 2012 09:00 PM

      Pho Point Loma does both quite well.

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      1. re: wanker
        melee RE: wanker Jun 25, 2012 05:34 PM

        +1 on Pho Point Loma

      2. jmtreg RE: volvo99 Jun 25, 2012 02:09 PM

        Pho Xpress, on 6th between B and C Downtown has both pho and banh mi.

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