lawfulkitten1 t1_ja740bq wrote

here in Tokyo at least there are like 10 different Starbucks-like local chains and they are all roughly the same price (i.e. expensive) so I think the point still applies, even if the stores aren't literally Starbucks branded. ordering coffee at a cafe here is fairly expensive.


lawfulkitten1 t1_j9ds5ef wrote

To be fair, I actually didn't like pho that much in the US (even when I lived in the LA area). Turns out I actually like North Vietnamese pho more, whereas most places in the US serve South Vietnamese pho. The first bowl of pho I had that I actually enjoyed a lot was in Berlin of all places...

Even when I visted Vietnam that held true, I liked the taste more in Hanoi than in Ho Chi Minh City.