10 Best Bowls of Pho in Metro Phoenix
A Vietnamese dish incorporating Chinese flavors and French style, pho is a beef broth soup of rice noodles, vegetables, and meat. Typically accompanied by garnishes, sides, and sauces, this meal is an interactive experience in which you, the eater, choose your own destiny of taste. You could do a bit more hoisin sauce for a sweet and savory soup, or a dash of sriracha on top of those bean sprouts, or even just plain and simple with a light squeeze of a lime.
A derivative of the French pot-au-feu, or classic beef stew, the Vietnamese have made this soup their own, as is expressed in the many restaurants offering these hefty bowls around the Valley. Here are 10 of the best.
With an extensive menu including both Thai and Vietnamese options, Da Vang is a family-friendly restaurant with big tables and a bright atmosphere to complement the flavors put into their dishes. The pho, offering only the traditional beef broth, is full of flavor without being too heavy or greasy, only enhanced further by the addition of hoisin sauce and sriracha. Huge pieces of bok choy rest on the ample serving of rice noodles, with offered toppings of lemon and dandelion leaves in addition to the standard bean sprouts, basil, and jalapeños. Accompany this with coconut water straight from the coconut and you'll be set.
1537 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ