pho cow cali – mira mesa


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

6 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    This was my dad’s favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Mira Mesa. The lines were always SO long for this place too (which is a great sign right). I’ve never ordered the rice vermicelli but it looks like a great deal here. The plates I get don’t ever seem to include the egg rolls.

    Vietnamese iced coffee IS THE BEST isn’t it. Sis loves it so bad. I swear it’s the condensed milk. It’d be pretty blah without it.

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye – Yes, this place is always busy! I like getting the vermicelli dish to go sometimes because I can usually break it up into two meals. I love Vietnamese iced coffee, the condensed milk makes it sooooooo creamy and luscious. It’s not good for you but man it sure does taste so good!

  2. I used to go to this place a lot, back when it was still called Pho Hoa Calli. Bert used to work u p here and I would join him and a few other friends for lunch here. I really like their bun with beef (I think they put bits of fat in it; Phuong Trang on Convoy does that too, but they roll up their beef around a green onion stalk). Whenever we get cafe sua da, we always ask for it “strong” (with less of the condensed milk). Yeah, it keeps me up, haha.

    • mary says:

      I don’t think I’ve had the coffee “strong” before. Oh man, I bet it is super strong since it’s already pretty intense with the condensed milk. I never really just how much they put in until I saw the drip coffee version like this. A little crazy but it’s so good. I haven’t been to Phuong Trang in a long time, I remember I like their wings.

  3. Lauren says:

    That coffee is just what I need on a hot day like this. Those egg rolls look awesome, too. Love them when they are super crunchy! We lived right down the street from this place and never went. 🙁

    • mary says:

      Seriously, why it’s so hot. Certain places are under 5 feet of snow and we’re sweating over here! It actually took me years to even go here, if that makes you feel any better! There are some places I’ve never been to in Mira Mesa. I should fix that!

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