Under $5: $3 Pho Ga at Banh Mi Che Cali
It’s Coachella time. After dropping three Benjis for the passes and $7 per beer for three days, you only have $3 left for dinner. You’re still 25 miles away from Venice, and you’re starving. What to do? Banh Mi Che Cali it. Pho ga (which is both filling and rehydrating) is currently 50% off. At $3 (was $6), no one’s going to mind the quarters you’re leaving for tip. This is currently the cheapest bowl of edible Vietnamese noodles (or any noodles, period) in Los Angeles, and it could be far worse. BMCC will bring out a very spartan looking plate of accoutrements, but the chicken is, supposedly, all Vikon. After walking the festival grounds for days, it’s only fitting you eat some free range chicken that walked the San Gabriel Valley.
NB: The BOGO boba milk tea may be tempting after being roasted alive in the Indio sun, but DO.NOT.ORDER. It is unfit for human consumption.
Banh Mi Che Cali
745 E Garvey Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91755