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Is it odd that I find the Blossom beef Pho superior to Golden Deli's?

I find the depth of flavor of the broth is much better at Blossom. Golden Deli's broth seemed a bit more watery and salty. Also the meat in the Pho at Golden Deli was way overcooked. I asked for it rare. I guess next time I will ask for it raw and on the side so I can control the cooking in the broth. Thoughts?

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  1. I am speaking of the Blossom in Silver Lake and the Golden Deli in Temple City.

    1. You don't go to Golden Deli for the pho.

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      1. re: ns1

        Where should I go for pho in the SGV?

        1. re: love2eat

          I'm still lamenting the loss of Pho Minh, so I'll defer to TonyC and other SGV hounds.

          I'll tell you this though - it isn't Golden Deli.

          1. re: ns1

            Yeah, I heard they are better known for their spring rolls but I always feel like soup. I would love suggestions.

      2. golden deli isn't known for pho.

        1. Golden Deli specializes in rice and dry noodle dishes. They are not particularly known for their pho or other soup noodle dishes.

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          1. re: raytamsgv

            Thank you for the clarification. This is what I get for referring to Yelp.

          2. I have had the opposite experience. I tried the Blossom in DTLA a while back and found their phở broth to be insipid and the accompanying herbs stingy compared to what Golden Deli gives you. Have you tried Phở 79?

            1. For me and at least one other Frequent Correspondent it's hard to beat the pho at Pho 79 in San Gabriel. The decor is tired, to be kind about it - have they dusted those plastic flowers yet? - and the service can be languid, though polite, but the pho is plentiful, delicious and cheap.

              Another kind of grubby place I've had very good pho is at Pho Hoa in Chinatown, corner of Spring and College, practically under the Gold Line station.