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

love2eat Aug 14, 2013 04:09 PM

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?

  1. love2eat Aug 14, 2013 04:11 PM

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

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      ns1 Aug 14, 2013 04:26 PM

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

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      1. re: ns1
        love2eat Aug 14, 2013 04:29 PM

        Where should I go for pho in the SGV?

        1. re: love2eat
          ns1 Aug 14, 2013 04:38 PM

          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
            love2eat Aug 14, 2013 04:41 PM

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

      2. blimpbinge Aug 14, 2013 04:48 PM

        golden deli isn't known for pho.

        1. raytamsgv Aug 14, 2013 04:52 PM

          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
            love2eat Aug 14, 2013 05:03 PM

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

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            Ernie Aug 15, 2013 03:00 PM

            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. Will Owen Aug 15, 2013 03:48 PM

              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.

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