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Craving Golden Deli

23 Apr


Sometimes, doesn’t a bowl of Pho sound soooo gooood? Pho, when pronounced correctly actually sounds like “fuh” and not “fo,” is a Vietnamese dish consisting of noodles, herbs, and a variety of ingredients to chose from in a broth. I jumped at the opportunity to meet for Pho with Marshall, Face, and Jax at Golden Deli in San Gabriel, which has the best Pho that I’ve had so far in SoCal. Every time I’ve gone this restaurant, is always packed. I’ll have to say it’s got to be the great, authentic Vietnamese food and not so much the customer service that keeps the restaurant’s tables full and it’s seats warm while, regardless of the temperature outside, the air conditioner is always set to “frigid.” I guess it makes sense since it’s usually on a cold or foggy day that I crave getting pho. I ordered my usually fresh shrimp spring rolls and in addition to the peanut sauce, I requested the nuoc mam, which is a mixed fish dipping sauce that when mixed with a little bit of red chili paste and tastes great with the spring rolls. I ordered a bowl of pho with shrimp and fish balls and added a few mint leaves, bean sprouts, fresh lime juice, and peppers, and prepped my little dish with Hoisin sauce and Sriracha to add as a topping to flavor the pho. While a bowl of pho sounds soooo gooood, eating it is actually better.