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|Broth (flavor, fragrance, clarity)|
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|Meat (tenderness, quality)|
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Having moved to S. Fla just 5 months ago, I'm not 100% sure I even know what Pho is anymore. Saigon Cuisine didn't help much.
At $8.75 for a "large" which seemed more like a regular to me, I was expecting something great. The presentation in the bowl was heartbreaking. It was very plain, just noodles, meat, broth, and onions that weren't marinated. No scallions. I tasted the broth and noticed the sweetness so I added all the lime I had (about a half squirt), some dry jalapenos, a few of the greenest leaves I could find, and some black pepper. That helped, and I ate my soup and was happy to have it!
The broth was noticeably sweet, but otherwise a little bland. It was a pretty broth though.
The noodles started quite firm but softened and were fine after a few moments. They ended up having a nice texture.
The meat was delicious and oh so tender!
The vegetables were a crying shame. The basil was black, the sprouts were gray, the lime was dry and the jalapeno was dry too.
After eating I felt VERY TIRED and had a searing headache... I tend to feel that way after eating foods seasoned with a lot of MSG ...