Great UM Noodletown: Pho Ga Special @ Ao Sen (OAK)
Pho ga dac biet is a special chicken noodle soup at Ao Sen, my favorite pho joint in the East Bay. They serve boiled chicken on the side, bone-in and skin-on, with a florescent orange ginger sauce. It is comforting when you are sick, and warming on dreary rain-filled days. The new Ao Sen location in Oakland is spacious with an airy tropical feel.
I am obsessed with boiled chicken these days. This is excellent.