Bun bo hue – Pho Express

Bun bo hue - Pho Express
Hue style spicy noodle soup with beef. $9.55
Pho Express, San Francisco CA

They’ve increased the price of this noodle soup since the last time I had lunch here. It was still very tasty, but the beef was on the dry and chewy side. I didn’t eat much of the blood cubes since they have such a strong taste. I enjoyed this overall though.

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Lotus root salad – Mau

Lotus root salad - Mau
Lotus root shoots, pig ear, shrimp, carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, basil, mint, peanuts. $11.50
Mau, San Francisco CA

This salad was different, but delicious! I love the interesting combination of flavors and textures. The shrimp chips were also provided even more texture and was just fun to eat with the bright salad.

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Beef pho – Mekong Kitchen

Beef pho - Mekong Kitchen
Rice noodles in slow-cooked broth, topped with cilantro, scallions, crispy shallots and shaved onions. Served with lime, jalapenos, bean sprouts, and Thai basil. $11.95
Mekong Kitchen, San Francisco CA

This was good. It wasn’t the best pho I’ve ever had, but I enjoyed it enough. The broth was a bit bland, but I thought the flavors were clean.

Fried imperial rolls – Mekong Kitchen

Fried imperial rolls - Mekong Kitchen
“Wrap and Roll” pork vermicelli noodle roll and fresh lettuce with nuoc cham dipping sauce. $6.60
Mekong Kitchen, San Francisco CA

These were different from other imperial rolls. The fried wrapper of the roll had a different texture than I’m used to and the roll itself tasted mostly of oil. I don’t think this was my favorite.