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Pho Kim Long’s Vietnamese Fare Offers Olmos Park a New Kind of Comfort Food

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Dan Payton

This loaded bánh mi is a bargain at $3.50

There were a few glaring missteps, such as the heavy-handed use of fish sauce in the specialty pad Thai, which took stir-fried to another level by adding unnecessary water chestnuts, snap peas and baby corn. Perhaps the vegetables were leftover from the Chinese lunch specials (the sesame chicken did strike a chord with one of my dining partners)? Who knows, but baby corn should have no place in Southeast Asian cookery. Let’s all agree to that at the very least.

Funky name, be damned. While the young restaurant isn’t making leaps and bounds within the context of traditional fare, it’s filling a vacancy in the stomachs of Olmos Park residents hungry for something different that won’t break the bank.

Pho Kim Long Vietnamese Restaurant

4230 McCullough,
(210) 829-8021
Best Bets The bún with grilled shrimp and pork, chicken “pho ga” with wontons, fresh or fried spring rolls
The Skinny Vietnamese hits Olmos Park with safe takes on traditional fare
Hours 10am-9pm daily
Prices $3.50-$10.50

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