Dave M.P.: Gomuku and I went to Pho So. 1 tonight because I am still sick and I wanted more pho. Luckily, Gomuku also likes Vietnamese food.
Gomuku: After fatboy's recommendation, I ordered the bun bo hue. The waitress asked me if I'd had it before and told me something of the order "it's very smelly", then had me smell some shrimp paste. I ordered it anyways and really liked it, thanks for the rec! I think though that they dumbed it down for me because it was neither at all smelly nor spicy.
Dave M.P.: I also smelled the shrimp paste that she brought to the table (even though I have some in my refrigerator and know what it smells like). The soup didn't really taste like the shrimp paste at all, it was good though. But like Gomuku said, it didn't have a very strong flavor. We added extra chilis to it which brought out some of the flavors. Meanwhile, I had chicken soup which was fine and good for my cold, but a bit boring. I think I prefer beef broth.
Gomuku: I thought my soup was better.
Dave M.P.: I agree.
Gomuku: Pho So 1 is in Fields Corner just down the street from Pho 2000.
Gomuku and Dave M.P.