Pho Hiep and Grill
6947 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
I've been wanting to branch out and try different pho places. Every time I see a review from one of my fellow San Diego bloggers, I'll say to myself that I need to try that place out. Unfortunately, I never write this stuff down. This weekend, we decided to get some pho and I didn't have much time to choose a place.
Lucky for me, Dennis of A Radiused Corner writes really thorough posts on his meals, often discussing several meals in one post. He recently did a post documenting various pho places he tried out. After reading his SD Pho findings post, I decided to check out Pho Hiep and Grill. I was particularly interested in the fact that they have the saw leaf herb in the vegetable platter and the cha gio (egg rolls) are supposed to be bigger than the typical ones served.
After we ordered, we got the vegetable/herb platters: enough for one for every two people.
There was indeed the saw leaf herb, though only a little of it. It was actually hidden and I put them on top for this picture.
We also got a plate of shredded cabbage, something I haven't seen before:
I ordered the rare beef and tripe:
The broth was about average for me. Not too light, but not as rich as some other places. While the small order looked about the same as other places I've visited, I think there might have been less noodles than usual because I had no problem finishing my bowl.
One of the people in my group ordered this spicy vermicelli soup with pork blood:
Baby Bro ordered a number #1, which has everything and is extra large:
You can't really tell how big the bowl is but he said it was pretty filling.
We got two orders of the eggrolls:
The eggrolls indeed were bigger than the ones I've gotten at other places and were fried up quite pretty. But there was something about the filling that I didn't like as much. I think maybe it was too salty.
All in all, it was a decent experience. If I am in the area, I'd go back to this place, but I probably would not make the drive specifically just to eat pho here.