Haven't seen a post on this place lately, so I thought I would relate my recent visit. My DC and I stopped in after an early afternoon at the new ICA. She ordered the seafood pho and I the basic beef. Mine was a good standard - similar to the ones I've had at Pho Pasteur (Le's), but I thought the broth was a little boring. PP(L) seemed fresher? Lots of tripe, not so much brisket, which was interesting. The accompaniments were very fresh - crisp and clean-tasting bean sprouts and generous basil. That is perhaps my one complaint about PP(L) is that the sprouts always taste a little...off. The seafood soup looked like it was loaded with fish cake, shrimp, squid, etc. DC took the remaining half home for a late-night meal. DC reported her jasmine limeade was good and I had a combo pineapple / jack fruit shake that was right tasty.
Definitely have to get down there some time for seven courses of beef.
Also, maybe you hounds can help with this - a couple of tables ordered a whole fish that was covered in peanuts and came with those white wrappers, lettuce, basil, etc., so that they could make their own fresh spring rolls. Looks intriguing - any experience with this dish/fish?
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