Saturday, June 16, 2007

Phoreign: Fabulous Pho

Pho Reign on UrbanspoonThere is a little stretch of Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles with a wealth of Asian restaurants, shops, grocery markets, cafes, etc. In this area is my favorite place for Vietnamese Pho (pronounced "fuh"). While the chicken is pretty good, the best one is the BBQ beef and shrimp. Unlike many places with beef Pho, this beef is grilled with a delicious sauce instead of just boiled. The broth is yummy and flavorful. Add in your sprouts, herbs, lime and whatever sauces you fancy, and dive in!

Also here, for an appetizer, the BBQ beef and shrimp fresh* spring rolls and the roast pork fresh* spring rolls are great. Both have a lot more flavor than the usual spring rolls that contain plain shrimp or tofu.

* When I say fresh, I mean that these spring rolls themselves are not cooked. Instead, the herbs, veggies and meats are rolled in moistened rice paper and served with a tasty sweet dipping sauce.

2123 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025