Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pho! YUM!

One of the DEFINITE benefits of living in San Jose is the abundance of good Asian food everywhere and how reasonably priced it is! Chris and I were running late doing errands, so for dinner we decided to go for one of my favorites: PHO!

We found a place which specializes in Vietnamese chicken dishes with various chicken noodle soups or boiled chicken with special rice and etc. It's called Pho Ga An Nam. It was only a five minute drive away and averaged about $6 a per person, not too shabby. Be warned! If you are going to check it out, they take cash only and they do not have an ATM there.

What amazes me about Pho is the amount of flavor they are able to pack into the broth! Looking at this pic you would think that the soup was ok tasting, but take a sip and your tongue gets a multi-layered hit of sweet, savory and Oh-s0-goodness. It's the perfect thing to warm you up when the weather is cooling down....or if you are just having a bad day.

Chris also liked being able to watch Vietnamese TV shows while eating. The time we went it was the Vietnamese equivalent of Dancing with the Stars, only it was called Celebrity Dancing. It was pretty addicting despite the language barrier.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to check this place out when I visit some friends in Union City. Have you eaten there more than once? Do you still recommend it, or is there a better pho restaurant to check out in the San Jose area?

Ben Rothstein

Katrina said...

Actually there is a better Pho place that Chris and I visit whenever we are in the mood for a big bowl of noodle soup. It's called Pho Y #1 and it's where all the native San Jose friends go. It's at 1660 E Capitol Expy in San Jose. http://www.yelp.com/biz/pho-y-1-san-jose