I had lunch at Que Huong - John R south of 13 mile - Madison Heights today. I have only had Pho at 3 places but the beef version today was rockin'. Deep flavor in the broth. Super crunchy vegetables and now I know to add the soy and sriracha to the broth before adding the veg and all is good. It was $7.95 and it's clear that the money is going into the food because the overhead/ambiance is all family style. The place is tidy but lived in. It was nearly full at 11:30 even though the snow had started.
Two weeks ago I had the short rib pho at Da Nang in Clawson and it was significantly different but good in its own way. The ambiance at Da Nang is very nice (dark woods and very clean) and the prices are a bit higher as expected. I have heard they will soon have a bistro liquor license which will help in the evenings as Main street in Clawson is starting to rock. Noble Fish, Royal Kubo, Black Lotus and Da Nang make a terrific asian quad.