A Pho Restaurant everyone needs to try
S/O to my Vietnamese friend for recommending this place to me
If you're ever craving pho, DO NOT go to Tank Noodle, especially when Miss Saigon is next door. Tank Noodle might seem like the best choice given the location and the many reviews on google/yelp, but I honestly don't know why people like it.
Miss Saigon has one of the best Pho's I've tried in Chicago, and being in a prime location between the redline stop and Tank Noodle, there's no excuse to not try this place.
Firstly, the decor is a lot more hip and young when compared to most other pho places. The staff is also very friendly, though you may have to get someones attention to be seated at first. And they don't come to your table very often which is nice if you don't feel like talking, but you may have to walk up to the counter if you need anything.
Blah blah blah I know you all just want to hear about the pho. Right off the bat, you can definitely taste the sweetness in the broth. This is probably the sweetest pho broth I have ever had, but not in a bad way. It is very full-flavored and complex as well. However, if you're not a fan of sweet broths, you may not enjoy this as much as me. (but please give it a chance or two, it wasn't until my second time here that I started to love it). The noodles and meat (flank and meatball) are nothing special but pretty tasty nonetheless.
Although I always get a taste of the Pho before adding anything to it, I like to enjoy it with all the fixings. Chili oil, a little sriracha, lots of bean sprouts, jalapeno, lime, and a tiny bit of Thai basil. Let me know what you like to add to your pho!
Seriously you will not regret trying this place!
Pho Review: 4.5/5