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Pho Dang in Winooski, VT: Great food


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Pho Dang in Winooski, VT: Great food

MightyFrog | | Oct 1, 2007 07:45 AM

I've eaten at Pho Dang three times now, and it's been consistently good. If you're not familiar with Vietnamese cuisine, it's more accessible to Western palates than most Asian food. One of the most important components is varieties of Pho, a noodle soup. I got the Pho Tai Chin Nam, a simple soup of beef broth, noodles, rare beef slices, and well done beef flank. The bowl comes with a plate of bean sprouts, basil, and cilantro for the diner to stir in to taste. I'm allergic to shellfish, but my wife assures me that the Goi Cuon Tom Thit (spring rolls with shrimp, vegetables, and pork) were fresh and tasty. A friend who hadn't tried Vietnamese food before went with the Bun Ga Nuong, grilled chicken with noodle. Nothing fancy there, but certainly fresh and good.

The restaurant's on the main road between Winooski and Colchester; I don't know if they have a separate parking lot, but even on Friday night we had no problem finding a spot on the street just a few doors down. It's a hole in the wall place, only eight tables or so, and not a destination for ambience. One of the big selling points here is price: nothing on the menu is over $8.50. A bowl of pho as big as your head costs only $6.50, and even a relatively elaborate dish like Hu Tiu Mi (pork, shrimp, quail egg, and vegetable with two kinds of noodle) runs only $7.50. If you're looking for something fresh, fast, and cheap around Burlington, check it out.

Pho Dang Vietnamese Café
215 Main St, Winooski, VT 05404

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