Amazingly I have never blogged about Pho Cow Cali even though I’ve been here oh so very many times. There are a few places I frequent that I never blogged about but I’m unsure why. I need to fix that, starting with this post! I honestly hadn’t been to Pho Cow Cali in awhile but last week I was craving it badly.
[rice vermicelli with egg rolls and bbq pork / $7.35]
I actually don’t usually order Pho when I’m here, but rather I get one of the búns. It’s a dish that I like to think of as appetizer and meal all in one. I usually order it with the egg rolls and bbq pork. They also have it with grilled shrimp, but I prefer the pork and egg rolls. Usually I fish all of the egg rolls out and eat them first since they’re fried. I want to eat them while still crispy! Sometimes I’ll eat them with the dish or, as I did this time around, I just ate them straight as an appetizer.
On the bottom there’s a bunch of fresh lettuce, mint leaves and bean sprouts. It comes with cold rice vermicelli noodles and a side of tasty sauce that you pour all over it. Mix well and dig in, it’s a ton of food! It’s almost like a noodle salad when you mix it all up. I always like their grilled bbq pork here, it’s got a nice flavor and just enough little fatty bits to make you happy. The flavors are so fresh and bright and I love the bits of mint and green onion for that little pop of flavor.
[espresso with condensed milk / $2.75]
I also gave in to my desire of iced coffee – well, iced espresso, really. They give it to you like this, so you must sit and wait for your drink to be done as it drips slowly into the condensed milk. Gosh, that’s a lot of condensed milk. I remember why I don’t get this very often (it’s so good though).
I mix it up in the smaller glass and then pour it over the ice. It’s really strong but the condensed milk helps make it creamy and sweet and I love it oh-so-much.
Pho Cow Cali, I’ll try not to stay away for so long next time. I forgot how much I like you.
Pho Cow Cali
9170 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126