LA eats – phorage

6 Nov

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Brian and I fell in love with the dish pho when traveling through Vietnam this past spring. There is just something so satisfying about a big bowl of noodles with slices of tender meat and fresh herbs, especially when you add hot sauce to the mix! We have both been craving it ever since we returned, so we did some research and found a restaurant in Los Angeles, called Phorage that had great reviews. It was decided that we would go there for lunch rather than dinner because really is there anything worse than going to bed with a belly full of noodles? I think not.

You would never know that the restaurant was there unless you were looking for it. It’s a teeny tiny place located in the corner of a strip mall. This immediately tells me I’m in for a horrible or fabulous meal- there really isn’t a middle ground in such a situation. Luckily, the meal was fabulous. The menu is small but that doesn’t matter because they do each dish right. We had three options when ordering our pho…washugyu beef and brisket, free range chicken or natural oxtail. Brian and I both settled on the beef and brisket combo. Brian also ordered a Jidori chicken Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich) & a Cafe Sua Da (Vietnamese ice coffee). Clearly, there were going to be leftovers.

The meal was so damn good. I felt like I was transported back to the streets of Vietnam!

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Phorage LA

3300 Overland Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90034

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10 Responses to “LA eats – phorage”

  1. funkyfashion007 November 6, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    This looks amazing! Great food photography!:)

  2. Danielle November 6, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    I notice this place every other day as I drive by. Let’s go next time you’re craving pho!

    • kate365til November 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      I’d love to meet you there sometime soon! Let’s plan a date!

  3. Shauna841505 November 6, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Ugh I want to eat this now! Is it too early for lunch?! 🙂

  4. righteousbruin9 November 6, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    Used to love eating pho at Little Saigon, in Glendale, AZ. There are many fine Vietnamese places in Cali and across the Southwest.

  5. barbarapotter November 6, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    That looks yummy.

  6. erin haslag (@erinhaslag) November 6, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    And now I am hungry! 🙂 This makes me miss the Sawtelle / Olympic area – so many good Asian restaurants in that part of town, too.

  7. Amy November 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Don’t you love finding those little gems of places tucked away in the daggiest shopping centres! This pho looks amazing 🙂 Going to have to find a veggie version here in Australia and try it!

  8. K. / Pure & Complex November 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Everything looks simply amazing. I have to say, I am completely hungry right now lol. Wonderful post.

  9. di @ life of di. November 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    Marty and I love pho! We are actually going to have some for dinner tonight 🙂 We just found a place that serves a delicious bowl (something we hadn’t been able to find for the past year) and are hooked. Our first experience was in NYC at a place called The Saigon Shack – so delicious! Glad we finally found something comparable.

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