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Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto) Pho


erly | | Feb 23, 2007 06:34 AM

I has been a while since we last discussed Pho.
Perfect weather for this comfort food.
Where is the very best Pho?
At the moment I like pho 88 in Scarborough.
The meat is abundant and tender.
The tendon has "bite" The tripe is finely shredded and right amount of chew.
The broth is rich, but could be richer.
The noodles are abundant,not silky, but not bad.
They do not serve saw, which to me is the "miracle ingredient".
They say that most of their patrons are Chinese and Chinese don't like saw.
Somehow don't think that this is correct.
Recently have been to
Krispy Rolls probably comes in second.
Green Turtle, which seems to be going downhill
Pho Phuong had a very rich stock, nice quality nooodles abundant saw and basil, but meat was scant, poor quality and dry. tendon was sparce and mushy to the extreme.

The richest stock, and pretty good pho is a little place in Parkdale called Thuan Loi 1265 Queen St. W, also serve saw, but I recommend only the Pho and nothing else.
It is not a destination, but far better than the other little places in the westend, including the group around Dufferin and Dundas, which I tried last winter.
Wasn't crazy about Rex Saigon.
Also wasn't overwhelmed by the place on Eglinton at Warden (forgot the name)
Never been to Mimi's
So, where shall we go on the quest for the perfect Pho, and remember WHY?