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Bun Cha Gio at Pho Viet or other?

opinionatedchef Jul 6, 2012 12:57 AM

nab's recent excellent report on Ba Le in dorchester had me reading more about its best dishes,and discovering a dish i'd like to get- bun cha goi- grilled bbq pork w/ vermicelli and fixin's and fried spring roll. Sounds excellent and refreshing for this hot july. Le's sounds like a big No; how about Pho Viet? (we're rarely in the So of Boston area.) Thx much.

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  1. Luther RE: opinionatedchef Jul 6, 2012 06:20 AM

    Pho Viet's serves good solid cheap food. It's a huge pile for the money but if you're picking on quality you shouldn't go there. I like the grilled meats at Xinh Xinh, where they are moist and flavorful. The meats at Viet's are heavily sauced, cut-up bits (it's pretty hard to tell the beef from the pork, it's so sugary) and are kept at room temperature before being dropped in the deep frier and put in your meal.

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    1. re: Luther
      opinionatedchef RE: Luther Jul 6, 2012 09:59 AM

      yes, too sweet for sure but the meat tastes are very discernable for us and we easily prefer the beef banh mi there, over the pork, but that's just personal preference.thx for the behind the scenes warning.

    2. Dave MP RE: opinionatedchef Jul 10, 2012 03:45 PM

      I have had good versions of Bun Cha Gio at Xinh Xinh, Pho 2000, and Pho Hoa (the first is in Chinatown, the latter two in Dorchester), so I'd recommend any of those

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      1. re: Dave MP
        MC Slim JB RE: Dave MP Jul 11, 2012 01:08 PM

        The Pho Hoa in Chinatown (on Beach Street across from Mei Sum) also has bún thịt nướng chả giò.


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