Pho Cow Cali Express
9170 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126
In my search for a new go to Vietnamese pho spot, several people recommended I try Pho Cow Cali Express. After looking it up, I am surprised I didn’t try this place sooner. It’s quite highly rated and popular on yelp.
So this weekend, off we went to try Pho Cow. When we got there, there was a waiting list. This was the first time I’d been to a pho place with a wait. Luckily, the wait was only a few minutes, and soon we were seated.
Everyone pretty much stuck to their standard order.
We also ordered some eggrolls. The eggrolls came out pretty as a picture. Each eggroll was fried a nice golden color. The eggrolls here are a bit longer than the ones I get at most places. They use the chinese wrapper, which I know isn’t authentic, but I like it anyway. The filling was just right. Not too salty. Not too bland. Out of all the pho places I’ve tried the last few months, these were my favorite eggrolls.
We all ordered some variation of the pho, so the pictures would look pretty much the same, so I only took a few.
The garnishes included the saw leaf herb, which I love using.
One thing I noticed about the pho here is that there was a lot of meat. Usually, I only get a few pieces of the rare steak, but I got quite a bit here. The broth was pretty flavorful too. The only bad thing was the tripe, which was so hard, it was barely edible.
Overall, I really enjoyed this place. I can see why it is so popular. I wish they hadn’t overcooked the tripe, but this has been the best pho place I’ve had in a while. It may become my new go-to spot, but there are a few others I need to check out first.
After I paid, I saw on that with my receipt I could get a frozen yogurt next door for .25/oz. I am always up for a new frozen yogurt place. I loved how cute the character/mascot was for Yogurt Swirl. It looks a bit like a hamster character.
This place had a lot of my favorite flavors including green tea, taro, and coconut. They also had my multi colored mochi bites.