Got take out from Viet Pho on Upton for the first time last night. (Thought I'd relax and enjoy the Notre Dame game. Um. No.) Got one sandwich, one vegetarian/noodle plate, some deep fried shrooms, couple of veggie rolls. It had a couple of fantastic dipping sauces and everything was fresh and super! Big recommend!
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The Pho Tai Nam could be my favorite meal around these parts. I keep planning to try their Bánh mě sandwich, but I always get the soup.
Notre Dame played like Pho.
The only hope Notre Dame had to win was for Alabama to go home at halftime.
I haven't been there in over 6 months and was wondering if it was still around. Thanks for the reminder and confirmation. Will have to indulge in some pho soon.
went there for the first time today with my bro from Colorado Springs. He has tried pho in lots of different places, they have 6 pho shops in the Springs, and he liked it very much. I wimped out and got just the white meat chicken, but that was excellent chicken soup. Came with cilantro and I added Thai basil and sprouts, very very tasty. He is trying to turn us on to sriracha, but it's slow going, lol. He had Gino's pizza for the first time yesterday and likes it a lot, but it's better with sriracha on it. Anyway, 4 thumbs up for Pho Vietnam. :)
I actually just ate there tonight. The only time I have tried Vietnamese was in Toronto. Definitely had a interesting experience since nobody in our group has experienced the food before. The waiter was great and helpful and got a big kick out of us just trying all the new things they had to offer.
Would definitely go back again to try more.
@Nits: I beg to differ. Service sucks, Food sucks, Location sucks, Parking area sucks, Atmosphere non-existent and worst part of all they charge for using credit card. (I don't know if they still do this but when I first tried this place not long after it opened the old lady (guessing owner) charged me for using credit card and because of this NEVER have I returned)
The food is not even close to what it is suppose to taste like. Sorry when 2 customers come in and spend over $60+ dollars in a hole in the wall trying so many things on the menu and then say I am going add on additional charge to the bill because you used a credit card. Well that doesn't fly with me.
JnJ, I was going to say something about Amango but stopped myself. For what I have tried it's okay. It's actually probably the best vietnamese food in toledo. (But that is not saying much since there is not many here to choose from)
The pho (broth) is what you would consider average since it's a bit watered down and lacks body and depth in the broth. It has gotten a bit worse which means they are starting to cut corners. The vermicelli dishes are not bad but the meats can be dry (especially the pork) at times.
If your looking for vietnamese food your best bet is still making a trip up to Michigan or Canada for over all experience.
EF: Can you recommend a Vietnamese restaurant or two in the Metro Detroit area?
Foodie: Which vietnamese dish are you looking for/craving? Detroit has a bigger selection of vietnamese places but depending on what you are looking to try since one dish might be good at one place and bad for another.
I'll try most anything - (yes, I even tried steamed chicken feet) but if I have to choose I'd go for some amazing Pho or Banh Mi for starters.
Foodie: Chicken feet is good if done right, but it can be SO SO BAD if done wrong. There is never a middle ground with it but I do like chicken feet.
For Pho: Thuy Trang (tried other things here and definitely not worth trying and only thing they do good is PHO. The PHO I would consider it above average. Has some depth to the broth and flavor is clean.)
For Bahn Mi: Que Huong Restaurant (Heard there Pho is good too but can't say anything about it since I haven't tried it there. Its on my list to do list)
They are both only a block away on the same road or so. Very close. And is above average foods and good for the area.
(Side note I don't eat Vietnamese/Chinese-american/Chinese-korean food much because of the amount of MSG they put into there food)
I've been to both and I think Viet Pho is generally better than Amango. The broth at Viet Pho tasted more from-scratch than Amango, which reminded me of the pale imitation pho I make at home. Plus, I don't mind the slow, nice old Vietnamese lady on Upton, nor the location - it took me to parts of Toledo I didn't know well.
The two places EvilFoodie mentioned are in Madison Heights, which is known for its Vietnamese. I'll second both of those recommendations.
Thanks for the recommendations EF. Looking forward to trying them.