Friday, September 21, 2012

Super Eggroll Restaurant, San Jose

Phở Chin Nam

Not to be confused with King Eggroll, this was a random shop that we went to out of sheer convenience tonight (445 Blossom Hill Road, 281-2847). Like King Eggroll, they had a number of things beyond their namesake dish available, particularly in the form of those cafeteria style troughs. But they also had things like Hawaiian plate lunches, if I saw it correctly.

Well, despite the name, the best thing here that I tasted was the phở, whose broth was smoother than others, and yet was still full of flavor. Check out those freakishly large basil leaves they gave us; it's as if all of the produce in California is on steroids or something.

And sure, the egg rolls were fine, but it's been so long since I've had King Eggroll that I can't really make a proper comparison. I will say though that those Mac N Rolls from Soulnese yesterday were still much more unique to me. Similarly, the bánh mì was edible, but my preference is still for Lee's.


Jaime said...

Hi traveling hungryboy, I love reading your blog! Pls continue to keep it going :)

JadedOne said...

I've always been curious about their pho. Since this is right by where I live (walking distance even), I'll give it a try! If you haven't been to Com Tam Thien Huong, I highly recommend it. It's the best pho broth that I've ever had. It even rivals Pho Y in my opinion. Their broken rice plates are also fantastic.