Late dinner at Pho 101, run by James Beard-award-winning owners Tong Tran and Lieu Tran of Pho 79 fame. Didn't even try to get ox tail pho (veggie pho + ox tail side) due to the late hour... and driven by hunger, eyes bigger than stomach meant the large pho, which seemed like a good idea on ordering, was huge. You expect the veggies to be fresh at any competitive place in Garden Grove/Westminister, ditto for flavorful broth of the right intensity, but the massive portion complete with fresh-made noodles was definitely a cut above.
Only miss was the spring rolls. More ordinary than anything. Ordinary by 714 standards is still quite decent, but they paled compared to the pho.
Army stew for dinner the next night at Han Kki. Got there late but early enough I hoped not to miss the menu... only this time they were out of rice. DOH! Fortunately I love noodles, so extra noodles it was! The decor is basic, the ban chan is quality/decent/ultimately forgettable, but the army stew is damned good. Not sure it's worth a special* trip, but it hits the spot.
* = non-Koreans and especially non-Asians might wonder why you're paying so much money for what looks like packaged ramen noodles and slices of ham... don't knock it til you try it!