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Any Pho Chain that does NOT use MSG?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 10, 2012 at 10:48 PM

As I found out in my cheap paleo options question my favorite Pho places use MSG. I had hoped to have Pho restaraunts as my go to eating out place but it is not to be.

Are there ANY Pho places that do not use MSG? Any listing of such anywhere?

I may be kidding myself but surely SOME restaurant avoid using it considering avoidance of it is fairly widespread.

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on May 11, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I thought the real deal was ox tails...

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on May 11, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I live in Olney, MD.

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on May 11, 2012
at 12:28 AM

Wouldn't it be beef broth?

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on May 11, 2012
at 12:26 AM

I'm trying but mine has not turned out well. I also like to have a place I can go with friends that doesn't require special ordering.

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Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

on May 10, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Dude Pho is simple. Basically chicken broth and whatever else veggies and meat they put in it...just make it a home!

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on May 11, 2012
at 12:28 AM

Wouldn't it be beef broth?

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on May 11, 2012
at 12:26 AM

I'm trying but mine has not turned out well. I also like to have a place I can go with friends that doesn't require special ordering.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on May 11, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I thought the real deal was ox tails...

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on May 10, 2012
at 11:04 PM

Why not find a privately owned restaurant and discuss your wishes with the owner?

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A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

on May 10, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Where are you located? I live in Orange County, CA and having consulted with Vietnamese sources in the know... nothing in Little Saigon that I can find. I put the Q out on Facebook too, no results. I finally found one family owned place in Newport Beach that doesn't use MSG, but that's about it.

I don't go out for pho anymore though, as much as I love the flavor I can't justify the cost for some broth I can't get full on when I skip the majority volume of noodles, etc.

Your next best bet is to check Yelp reviews of Pho places. Often there are MSG-sensitive reviewers who will mention if they think MSG was used based on whether they get the predictable after effects. Then visit the place and to double check, also ask the server before you order pho.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on May 11, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I live in Olney, MD.

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Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

on May 11, 2012
at 07:16 PM

Yeah check this out Paleo Pho recipe

Looks legit!

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I've got a lot of my original paleo recipes on this link.

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