Red Curry near the Golden Gate

By on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 6:09 am

Red Curry in San Francisco

Any west coast tour would be incomplete without sample food from the Pacific rim, in this case, Vietnam.

My brother and I spent the day walking through Golden Gate park before meeting up with our parents. We were headed up to the Sonoma valley that afternoon for a wedding, but wanted something to eat first. Walking out of the park, I quickly realized we had stumbled into a heavily Asian neighborhood. The signs on the storefronts gave it away.

I did a quick (although, not that quick, since I was still on the original iPhone’s EDGE network then) search of restaurants. Yelp recommend Pho Phu Quoc, and we found ourselves in a family owned Vietnamese restaurant where the Vietnamese patrons far outnumbered the white patrons — always a good sign when choosing ethic cuisine.

I chose the red curry, mostly because I feel red curry is underrated and ordered too infrequently. It was sweet and then spicy once I added a healthy dose of Sriracha sauce.

Pho Phu Quoc
1816 Irving Street
San Francisco


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