Pho 79 is one of the more well-known pho shops in the San Gabriel Valley. Among its most popular versions of the classic beef noodle soup are ones with raw beef, or brisket - or a combination of the two. A common side dish is the crispy, fried Vietnamese spring roll.
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It's a little unfair how Vietnamese beef soup is dispersed in L.A.: Too many outlets in the San Gabriel Valley, and too few anywhere west of the 10/710 interchange. Indeed, South El Monte's Garvey Avenue is to phở as Sawtelle...