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Oh mi, oh my.
Dude, this Bahn Mi made my day. Soft. Crunchy. And at four fifty, i can stomach that.

I have to remember this place next time I’m on Clement. They have Bun Rieu here too, and by the looks of who run the tiny kitchen, I’m sure it’ll awesome.

Written by kc ley

January 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM


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like a lake of of comfort…(cheesy, i know.) is it coincidence that after watching anthony bourdain profess his love for the best bowl of northern pho on tv this morning that i received an invitation to turtle tower tonight? no. it’s fate. it’s kismet. it’s meant to be. it’s not THE best pho in the city, but it really hit the spot. the broth was sooooo mm mm beefy and the beef was so tender. it was soooo good. however, THE best bowl of pho (sigh) i had in my life (not hyperbolizing here) was when we checked our bags into the hotel and ran down the streets of hanoi for a meal in lilliputian chairs. i’ll tell you more in a future post.

northern pho is a little simpler than southern vietnamese pho. no bean sprouts, accouterments, toppings. just a squeeze of lime on the side. all the goodness is already floating in the bowl.
this bowl reminds me of the peaks in halong bay.
silky soft noodles.
have you ever seen the bottom of a pho bowl?
no, really. have you?   you will if you eat with me!
when dining in the tenderloin, it’s not a bad idea to wear flats. in these, one can look cute and walk (or run) away quickly.
p.s. these are my beloved jimmy choos. my first (and probably last) pair. that is, unless i’m willing to give up dining at nice establishments for a little bit. (which i’m not. that’s nuts.) and yes, jimmy makes flats!
…other Tenderloin-friendly footwear.
THIS PLACE IS CASH ONLY!!! (so bring your entourage…aka dolla dolla bills!)

TURTLE TOWER (Tenderloin or Little Saigon)
631 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Written by kc ley

June 18, 2011 at 6:33 AM