Umami Mart Registry

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.
Column: Great UM Noodletown


  • I haven’t been to Ao Sen for chicken pho but I’m a huge fan of their beef. For chicken I always go to Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe a few blocks away. They give you sprouts only, no other herbs but they also give you a little saucer of really good ginger and green onion sauce to dip chicken and noodles in. I still need to check out Ao Sen’s new location! So much fun to see oakland represented! Thanks!

    ferlin on

  • Ferlin, thanks for stopping in! I recently heard about this Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe and can’t wait to go.

    We represent Oakland often! Wooee!

    Kayoko on

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