Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pho Cafe

Ah, lovely. a big bowl of Pho. It's like medicine isn't it ? Perfect for when you're getting over a cold or dodging a hangover. It's nice on a cool summer evening with a beer. And, it's even better when it's cold and rainy outside...with a little bit of warm sake.

I like Pho Cafe (2841 Sunset Blvd.) even though it's Pho for white people. If you like the real authentic stuff, head over to Pho 79 in Alhambra. But, if you're more of the Prius-driving, Chai-Tea Latte drinking set, or if you have one of them vegetarians in your party, then Pho Cafe is for you.

Keep in mind, the hip factor is a little on the high side. It's in a downtrodden strip mall. The design is minimalist and chic. There's no sign on the building. It's populated with a young and cool Silverlake crowd and the tables are close together so you are forced to eavesdrop on your neighbors conversations, which has its good and bad points, I guess.

I love getting the pho with the meatballs. I toss in all the basil and sprouts, add a little hotsauce and go to town. delicious. I also recommend the vegetarian crepe to start. All very tasty. And don't forget, it's 'cash only'. The ATM at the neighboring liquor store charges a high fee.


At 12:40 PM, Blogger bean said...

The cold noodles here are addictive. I find their soup bowls a bit daunting though. For a white girl who doesn't know the difference between authentic and not, I do know that this place is well worth practically sitting in your neighbor's lap.


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