Chicken in rich yellow curry, grilled shrimp over rice vermicelli, and salmon in a lively casserole with ginger and scallions are some of the things they do well at Pho Hoai, which has two locations in Brooklyn. “Very authentic–none of the overly sweet Vietnamese food you get in most places here,” says Muffin, who adds that it measures up to the chow you’d find in Vietnam.
noisejoke recommends robust stir-fried crab, delicate and salty/sweet grilled pork on rice sticks, and creamy egg custards. Past reports praise pho, pork chops, and spring rolls. PAL rates Pho Hoai’s Avenue U location ahead of the Bay Ridge original.
Pho Hoai Bay Ridge Restaurant [Bay Ridge]
8616 4th Ave., between 86th and 87th Sts., Brooklyn
Pho Hoai Restaurant [Gravesend]
1906 Ave. U, between E. 19th St. and Ocean Ave., Brooklyn