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Noodle Pho

east elmhurst al | Oct 9, 2006 06:28 PM

I got a haircut at Sal's on 37th ave. I needed to celebrate. I figured i'd try out that newish spot on 73rd st called Noodle Pho. It's tiny little restaurant with maybe 5 or so tables off of Roosevelt ave. It somehow manages to be both rundown and cheery at the same time. Go figure.

I ordered the Chicken Pho and some egg rolls. As soon as I finished ordering, a plate of bean sprouts, jajlpenos, cilantro and a lime wedge appeared on my table alongside a plate of Kimchi. The Kimcchi was wonderful but I thought it a little strange for a Vietnamese place but what the hell. Then the Pho arrived. A huge bowl of Chicken and noodles(only 5.99) I loaded it up with bean sprouts, jalapenos etc and dug in. It was a little bland at first but after I added some of the pepper sauce that was sitting on my table it came to life. I should say that this is the first bowl of Pho I've ever had but I thought it was excellent. It tasted very fresh and clean. Not the least bit oily. The noodles were of a fine, firm texture and the chicken was well chicken. Once again...very good.

The two women who were running the place couldn't have been any nicer. They gave me a second plate of kimchi after I devoured the first, they filled me up with more soup when I was down to only noodles and they told me wouldn't serve me the eggrolls because they werent fresh. I thought that was nice.

Has anyone else tried this place? How does it compare to other Pho in the extended hood?

They also list Ra Myun on the menu so maybe ther is a little Korean/Vietnamese thing going on

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