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    Quote Originally Posted by jadebunny9 View Post
    While genuine homemade pho is indeed good for the soul, I still think it's overrated because that's all people ever think of when they think of Vietnamese food.
    Oh gosh, I concur! I hardly ever eat Pho. But then, if someone were to ask me to describe a Vietnamese dish, the first thing I think of is "Pho."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellamia View Post
    Oh gosh, I concur! I hardly ever eat Pho. But then, if someone were to ask me to describe a Vietnamese dish, the first thing I think of is "Pho."
    That's cause you've been brainwashed my friend. =D

    If I was asked to describe a Vietnamese delicacy, cha gio (eggrolls) would probably be first, and then com tam (broken rice). I don't like how some people stuff their eggrolls with mostly salad....I mean, eww? I know going vegetarian can be good, but salad and eggrolls do not mix, ever. For me, eggrolls must have crab, taro, meat, mushrooms, and vermicelli, at the least.

    I'd love to mention balut as well, but I'd probably be scorned for the rest of my life.

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    You guys making me hungry talking about all these foods. Balut is that like an egg with a chickling inside??

    Some of my fave dishes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadebunny9 View Post
    You need to check out other dishes besides pho, my friend.
    I have eaten other Vietnamese dishes, but pho (and it must be beef) is still the best. To me, it's not about the noodles. Instead, it's all about the soup. There is just something indescribably appealing about a steaming hot bowl of beef-flavoured soup that is spiced with generous amounts of fresh basil, red chilli strips, sliced purple onions and a squeeze of lime. Yum yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhotastic View Post
    LOL funny story. It's pronounce "fuh" a soft P. Now you could go back to the store and ask her the right way...
    Yes, as in What-The-F\CK without the CK.
    And that is actually the name of a restaurant.
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    I really like Vietnamese food because it's the ELOC of food: Great tasting, but few people know it (compared to Chinese food). I've been exposing Vietnamese to people whenever I have the chance.

    But it's not the ELOCest food. Still fewer people have tried Cambodian, Burmese, or Laotian food. Luckily, I have friends from these countries, so I've been able to taste their wonderful, as-exotic-as-their-land dishes.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    Yes, as in What-The-F\CK without the CK.
    And that is actually the name of a restaurant.
    Yes, as a matter of fact it is...
    You know where I live there's a Pho shop called "What the Pho?!!" hahaha when I saw it I had to do a double take.
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    i used to love pho. i think im getting sick and tired of it-- i'm in love with bun bo hue now.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhotastic View Post
    Yes, as a matter of fact it is...
    You know where I live there's a Pho shop called "What the Pho?!!" hahaha when I saw it I had to do a double take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhotastic View Post
    You guys making me hungry talking about all these foods. Balut is that like an egg with a chickling inside??
    Oh, I can go on and on about food. Particularly good food. =D

    Balut is an egg with a duckling inside. I know, eww right?

    Quote Originally Posted by HuangYushi View Post
    I have eaten other Vietnamese dishes, but pho (and it must be beef) is still the best. To me, it's not about the noodles. Instead, it's all about the soup. There is just something indescribably appealing about a steaming hot bowl of beef-flavoured soup that is spiced with generous amounts of fresh basil, red chilli strips, sliced purple onions and a squeeze of lime. Yum yum!
    The soup is good not just because of all that. There is also some dried Chinese herbs used in mixed proportions that makes it smell good, and though every restaurant and cook has a special way of making pho, I'm pretty sure they do use some.

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    I really like Vietnamese food because it's the ELOC of food: Great tasting, but few people know it (compared to Chinese food). I've been exposing Vietnamese to people whenever I have the chance.

    But it's not the ELOCest food. Still fewer people have tried Cambodian, Burmese, or Laotian food. Luckily, I have friends from these countries, so I've been able to taste their wonderful, as-exotic-as-their-land dishes.
    So not only are you a wuxia expert but also a food expert....I like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhotastic View Post
    Yes, as a matter of fact it is...
    You know where I live there's a Pho shop called "What the Pho?!!" hahaha when I saw it I had to do a double take.
    I think this was printed on a UCSB T-shirt before....

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    this is a bit off topic, and sounds a bit "stereotyping"...

    but does anyone happen to know what are the good pho places in San Jose? There are lots of them--so i don't know which ones are the good ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    this is a bit off topic, and sounds a bit "stereotyping"...

    but does anyone happen to know what are the good pho places in San Jose? There are lots of them--so i don't know which ones are the good ones...
    My house!

    Honestly, once I find out that you're not really a guy posing as a girl online, you're free to come over whenever we have pho, which isn't really that often though as the only pho lover in my family is my dad.

    I'm not really sure which place has good pho since I rarely eat pho outside....however I've heard a lot about Pho Y #1. Don't ever go there. The broth is salty enough to kill you.

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    good job giving away your location--unless you wanted radken to stalk you...

    and i never claimed to be a girl...or a guy for that matters sake

    i read reviews for pho Y #1 and apparantly, it's not very good anymore. oh well, looks like i'll just have to go around gambling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    good job giving away your location--unless you wanted radken to stalk you...

    and i never claimed to be a girl...or a guy for that matters sake

    i read reviews for pho Y #1 and apparantly, it's not very good anymore. oh well, looks like i'll just have to go around gambling...
    Oh. The thought never occurred to me. And he'd never go into this thread anyway. I used to be pretty cautious about it, but then I figure......it's such a big city. The chances of running into is pretty much zip.

    You give off the aura of a girl.

    I've heard Pho Thien Long is good.........or is it Phi Long now? It's the one in Grand Century mall.

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    is grand century mall the one w/ Dynasty restaurant? i go there to eat dim sum sometimes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren Ying Ying View Post
    is grand century mall the one w/ Dynasty restaurant? i go there to eat dim sum sometimes...
    Yeap, it's that one. I've been there for dimsum a few times, but usually on weekdays. It's pretty crowded on weekends.

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    Yeah, it's basically Chinese waiter torture... oh, hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ View Post
    Yes, as in What-The-F\CK without the CK.
    And that is actually the name of a restaurant.
    You're referring to this restaurant, right?


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    I say all you mainland people's are VERY lucky.
    There's not alot of REAL cuisine here in hawaii.
    Well not real chinese/viet that's affordable.
    So yea, you guys are lucky.
    Although, I prefer my mom's Pho over any pho on this island.
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    I like Chinese & Viet food.
    I find that Chinese food is more oily, but I enjoy the taste.
    Whereas, I'm sick of Viet food. BLEHHH :X
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    Vietnamese food tend to be a bit healthier but I like Cantonese food better. I have been to non-cantonese chinese restaurant and I don't like the way their food tastes. However, vietnamese food is cheaper. Anyway, I am no longer eat the fish sauce....

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    Then you're not eating many Vietnamese dishes. It's all about the fish sauce.

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