Phở Hoa

In search of the best bowl of pho bo in Boston, Justin and I ventured to Phở Hoa in Dorchester, as recommended by some friends of mine. What the pho had I been eating all along? Compared to Le’s Pasteur (the Brighton, Chestnut Hill, Chinatown and Harvard branches), which I usually turn to when it comes to pho because of convenience and habit, Pho Hoa is without question better. The broth tastes heartier and doesn’t seem to have as much MSG as that of Le’s. The meat (rib eye, flank, tripe and rare eyeround) is far superior to Le’s, as it is much more tender.


Phở Tái, Nạm, Gầu, Gân, Sách
Noodle soup with steak, flank, tendon, tripe, and fatty flank

The bowl pictured above is the smallest they had. Having swam for over an hour in the morning, I was ‘starving.’ Consuming this bowl of pho at 3pm left me swimmingly comatose for the rest of the day 🙂


Gỏi Cuốn

Summer roll with shrimp, pork, lettuce and rice vermicelli and peanut dipping sauce

The summer rolls were also tasty–each bite a burst of fresh, herby goodness. Oh, Vietnam, how I miss thee.

Now I just have to try their Chinatown shop and hope it is equally delicious.


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