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.

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.

Vietnamese ham sandwich – Out The Door

Vietnamese ham sandwich - Out The Door
Ham, chicken liver mousse, English cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro and jalapeno. $11
Out The Door, San Francisco CA

Ugh, the roll was really hard and kept cutting the roof of my mouth! The filling was nice and spicy though from the jalapenos and I loved the chicken liver mousse. I just wish it wasn’t so painful to eat, ouch!