That is not the name of a pho place in San Jose. I did, in fact, come up with that title all on my own. Now, don’t be mislead and think this whole post is on pho. I just couldn’t fit any other Vietnamese word into “San Jose” as perfectly (San Banh-se?).
5 weeks in San Jose was really an eye opening experience (completely unrelated to the business part of my “business trip”) because I was able to explore so many new dishes and experience a cuisine that I had completely left untouched previously. San Jose is the Westminster of NorCal, and for those who don’t know what that means, it means there’s a CRAP TON of Vietnamese restaurants. Here are 3 new dishes I tried and EVERYBODY should try if they have not yet done so. Can someone teach me how to pronounce these names please?
1) Bot chien trung
2) Banh xeo
3) Cha Ca La Vong
And if you’re not hungry enough by now, I would like to leave you with this video made by the guys at Perennial Plate:
Photos via Yelp.