Last night I grabbed a pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) at Pho Bang, a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown that is supposed to have some of the best pho in town. My good friend, "the pho lover", swears by the pho at a spot called Cong Ly, a Chinatown restaurant I frequent with him often. It is a great little Vietnamese restaurant, with authentic and fabulous Vietnamese cuisine. I was excited to check out the pho ($5.50) at Pho Bang (which NY Magazine named one of its 50 best soups) and see if it could compare to Cong Ly's. The typical pho comes with rice noodles, beef soup, eye of round, brisket, tendon, and omosa (all different types of beef). This is the pho I always order, including here at Pho Bang.
After one spoonful I will tell you that this could be the best pho I had ever had. The soothing broth plus the fresh meat made this the perfect pho. I was in pho heaven! So for some of the best pho in town, Pho Bang is truly "bangin". Just "Pho!"
157 Mott St. (bet. Grand and Brome)
New York, NY 10013