As an avid fan of Vietnamese cuisine, and specifically pho (pronounced "fuh"), I have become a regular happy customer at Indochine. The nondescript 1980s looking two-story commercial building, sitting on the fringe of Downtown Pasadena near Lake and Colorado, has become one of my favorite local haunts when I crave that delicious beef noodle soup. What I consider comfort food.
The Vietnamese food craze is a relatively recent phenomenon (within the last decade or so). The light nature of Vietnamese cuisine has been embraced by the American palate where "Pho restaurants" can be found in almost every single state in the country now.
Indochine serves in addition to the well-known and expected pho varieties yummy spring rolls, rice plates, and something a bit more unique to local Vietnamese restaurants: table grills where diners cook the raw meat provided.
If you're in Pasadena and you crave that yummy bowl of hot pho (especially on these cold winter nights), Indochine hits the spot.
950 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste 204, Pasadena CA 91106. 626-584-7118. Open Mon - Sat 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. , Sun 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prices: $7 to $15 for entrees.