Not wanting to roll the dice with the moodiness of Saigon's front door, the lady and I went to Ngon for their pho last night. My past experiences have always been more along the lines of relishing the idea (of their meat and veg sourcing) more than the execution, but this was my first go at the pho. Pretty wonderful.
While I enjoy Pho Tau Bay's particular tendon inclusion to be dream-inducing, Ngon's version was enough to keep me on this side of the river, tendon or no (though, to note, the tendon at Tau Bay is a beefy scallop of sumptuousness whose deliciousness may (or not) overshadow the distant bleats one may hear from the factory slaughterhouse floor, whence this tendon came).
A follow-up: has anyone enjoyed Ngon's upper-scale entree offerings? They always sound great, but it doesn't seem to fit within the rubric of what they are, currently, as a restaurant. Or maybe I've just never been in a spendy mood when there.
Pho Tau Bay
2837 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408