I’ve been seeing signs for Char House Saigon Pho & Grill, which opened recently in Kearny Mesa. I read some positive reviews and went to check it out recently with a few friends.
In addition to pho and rice plates, Char House also offers skewers and a variety of appetizers. There’s an ongoing promotion of any five skewers for $8.
Chicken Heart, Filet Mignon, Octopus, Pork Belly x2
S and I shared an order of five skewers. Our favorite was the filet, which was very tender and lightly glazed with a sweet sauce. I really enjoyed the lime dipping sauce as well as lime salt, which paired very nicely with the octopus in particular. We liked the charred flavor from the grill, though we still prefer yakitori skewers (which are more expensive, though).
Our friends shared another order of the five skewers:
Filet Mignon, Octopus, Pork Belly, Sugarcane Shrimp, Okra
I didn’t try any of their skewers, but they seemed to enjoy all of them. I’d like to try the sugarcane shrimp next time, which they seemed to like a lot….