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I smell the fumes of a bowl of yum!
Indulge me. (I can hear your groaning through the screen.)
Last night, Mr. Monkey and I went to Pho 5.5 (859 S. Western Avenue). Who goes for pho in K-town? We do!
[And please say "fuh" (as in rhymes with "duh"), not "faux." Thank you.]
Actually, the reason for our very first visit to Pho 5.5 was BCD Tofu House's popularity and our hunger. We wandered around the corner and found a pho place run by Korean folks with an "A" rating. Why not try it?
When I perused the photographic menu last night, I was astonished to see "$6.50" under each picture. What?! This is Pho 5.5! I guess my surprise was rather vocal, as Mr. Monkey told me to simmer down. He asked me whether I thought the restaurant should change its name, and of course I gave him a resounding YES! Stupid 5.5. The nerve.
Well, no matter. $6.50 is still damn cheap. Oddly, my fave items at Pho 5.5 have always been the spring rolls and egg rolls. Two different fried cylindrical delights, my friends!
The pho is only so-so, but this place is so convenient, cheap, and very clean, so we are repeat patrons. I like to drizzle hoisin sauce and a little Sriracha on my pho. Mr. Monkey dresses his pho with big puddles of Sriracha and Chinese hot chili sauce.