I recently learned that there is an austere version of pho, without all the add-ins, and it is supposedly more akin to the original version. The article said that Hanoi residents look down on all the greenery and sprouts that I have gotten accustomed to. I have also been told that the flavor is stronger in this northern pho. My informant said he didn't know where I could find it locally (San Diego). He suggested Little Saigon in Westminster, but still didn't have any names.
Any experience with this style?