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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A Farewell Pho Ga at Turtle Tower Restaurant
Turtle Tower Restaurant, that little bit of Hanoi in Little Saigon, closed today, but don't panic -- it isn't exactly turning turtle. It will reopen in a few weeks just a few doors up the block. But will it be the real Turtle Tower or simply the mock? I pondered this question tonight over a ceremonial bowl of pho ga, or chicken noodles, if you will, at the original premises .
Overall, I'd have to rate Turtle Tower's pho ga as one of the best noodle soups of any Asian persuasion in San Francisco (or anywhere I have eaten noodles). Unfortunately, we'll have to live without it for a few weeks, or make do at one of the less highly regarded offshoot Turtle Tower branches.
Where slurped: 631 Larkin Street, San Francisco (RIP).