After reading very positive reviews I drove to Randolph last night to eat at Pho So 1. Well, I was fairly disappointed. Tried both the spring rolls and the egg rolls other reviewers have raved about--nothing uncommon about them. And, the peanut sauce for the spring rolls had a purplish brown color and tasted more of thickener than peanuts. We had two main courses--a Tofu lo mein dish which was acceptable to my companion and a clay pot rice with pork dish as I had seen the photos posted by a reviewer on trip advisor and it looked quite interesting. When ordering I specifically asked the server if the dish came with pieces of pork and not just fat. Well, I should have known better. What I was served was a plate full of rice--rice was not in the clay pot--and a separate clay pot with a brown greasy looking sauce in the bottom and about twenty pieces of pork fat and skin. I have seen more pork meat on 2-3 slices of bacon. Plus, not a single vegetable in sight. I called the server over and, after politely listening to my concern about being served just pork fat, he inquired "you do not like pork fat?" I have nothing against pork fat--just against being served only pork fat. The clay pot was promptly taken back to the kitchen and replaced with quickly chosen broiled pork chops over rice. They were OK but not worth the drive there. When the bill came I was still charged for the claypot dish instead of the pork chops. Rather than prolong the experience, we paid, left a tip, and left.
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