Orange County Vietnamese Restaurant Guide

A guide to mostly good Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County, California.

Pho 86 – Garden Grove (714) 531-0512

Posted by k on January 25, 2008

Pho 86 – Garden Grove (714) 531-0512 – 10528 McFadden Ave, 92843, closed on Tuesdays

This is absolutely my favorite Pho place for Chicken Pho (Fuh Gaah) with the big noodles (Bun Lun). However, it is literally the roach motel. Not too long ago, a kind patron tapped my shoulder while I was engrossed in eating my favorite soup and pointed to my feet – a large cockroach was scuttling across my shoes. If bugs don’t bother you then it’s worth it, anyway, the soup is boiled at such a high temperature that the flies would die if they fell in your soup, heck, it’s protein.

Pho (Fuh) – Most popular noodle soup of Vietnam. Rice noodle with meat usually beef, onion, ginger broth, beansprouts, lime, and basil. There are hundreds of Pho noodle shops and each one depends on personal tastes. My favorite is Pho Ga (Fuh Gaah)- chicken soup at Pho 86 with the wide noodle, ban lon (Bun Lun)

A common misconception is that you have to drink all the broth in the entire soup thus Pho is too filling of a meal. But in reality most people just eat the noodles and meat and leave a large portion of the broth uneaten. Pho broth is very fatty by the way so it is unhealthy to drink it in large amounts on a daily basis.

One Response to “Pho 86 – Garden Grove (714) 531-0512”

  1. […] about on par as those other 50% off Pho Ga special places not as good as my favorite roach motel Pho 86. My husband is very fond of the Bun Oc (Boon Oak) here which is a noodle soup with snail meat. He […]

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