- clear, light brown broth? check.
- strong beefy flavor? check.
- tender, thin slices of beef? check.
- good herbs to add to broth? check.
- slippery, chewy rice noodles? check.
- best beef balls ever? YES!
What came as a surprise to me was how much I liked Pho Minh’s beef balls. Usually I’m indifferent about the brownish-grey lumps of meat, but these were great. Pho Minh doesn’t claim to make it themselves, but wherever they’re getting from, all restaurants serving pho should order the same. They were springy and crisp and had little chewy bits inside. Okay, that might sound gross to some people, but I loved it.
I can’t believe it took me so long to go to Pho Minh. South El Monte is a little out of the way most of the time, but man oh man, Pho Minh was worth it. I think this is my new favorite place for a bowl of pho. Forget waiting for a table in the crowded interior of Golden Deli. Pho Minh has you covered if what you’re craving is a beefy bowl of pho. The broth is perfect here. I can’t wait to take my parents — my dad especially. He’s such a snob about pho broth.
9646 Garvey Ave
South El Monte
CA 91733 (626) 448-8807