Got the White Girl Version at Cafe Pho Ga Thanh Thanh

Cafe Pho Ga Thanh Thanh is Kensington’s spot for one thing- pho ga, Vietnamese chicken broth and rice noodle soup. Small bowls are $8 and can come with a medley of dark meat and other chicken parts, or, as was offered to me- with just plain ol’ white meat. I don’t love skin and bone in my soup and was not ashamed to accept their Americanized soup. Sorry not sorry.

To go orders are separated as pictured; you can add jalapenos, lime, noodles, and basil to your taste. The broth is simply perfect- tongue scorching hot, liquid chicken juice backed up by seasoning that only highlights the chicken-ness. Similarly, the plain pieces of chicken have an amazing clean taste. It got me thinking how rarely we eat plain chicken meat, with no juicy skin to focus on. Part of that has got to be due to the prevalence of long dead, saline injected chicken.  This chicken, however, was freshly killed right across the street at the poultry house. I know why this chicken crossed the road. For my happiness and yours.

Cafe Pho Ga Thanh Thanh, 2539 Kensington Ave, 215 427-0483


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