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Here's a quick post about a meal at the Telegraph Canyon Chula Vista location of Pho Hiep Grill, which has been open since 2008. The Linda Vista location and its food has been mentioned within or as the main of at least nine posts on this blog and there is a third, Eastlake Chula Vista location. CC has been to both Pho Hiep and Grill's Chula Vista locations (and from her posts, it looks like she has tried almost the entire menu).
This location has the same or maybe a bit less seating than the Linda Vista store, but the parking situation is much better. This mall is anchored by a Vons store, but Pho Hiep and Grill is more East, closer to the McDonald's in the parking lot. Seating was prompt and hot tea ($1 each) was brought out in individual cups and not a pot. A bit different than the other location. The interior is newer and more modern. Very neat and clean. The Mister ordered the Bo Kho (beef stew) ($7.50). The version here is very very good. The deceptively deep bowl was overfilled with beef, tendon and vegetables and the bread was warm, crispy and fluffy. Very fresh and very good. Seasoning was notable for slight (and not strong) anise.Continuing with my 'lemon beef salad' quest of the summer, I was slightly disappointed to see it was not offered here, however a lemon chicken salad (Goi Ga) ($7) was listed, so this was my order. Again, prepared differently than all the other Vietnamese restaurants. Large slices of white meat chicken cooked in a spiced lemon broth and served on crispy fresh sliced cabbage with a dressing of fried garlic, basil and topped with peanuts. This was served with shrimp chips, which just completed the flavor grouping.
Pho Hiep and Grill 539 Telegraph Canyon Road Chula Vista 91910 (619) 482-8883 Open Sun-Thurs 9-9, Fri-Sat 9:30-9:30 website