Well, after I just happened by a restaurant in Chinatown on my way home from further south, and had my first bowl of pho, I have become obsessed. I went back -- I think it is called Pho Hua at 2336 S. Wentworth -- very delicious pho.
Then I tried Annam Cafe, on Clark in Evanston. Good pho, but I like their other food better. This is the only place where the pho was given to me with broth and meat and noodles already mixed together (I guess I didn't mention, I have always had the pho for takeout, to take home and share with my family for dinner.)
Then several people suggested places on Argyle, so I went there yesterday and got two different phos-- from Tank, and from a place I think was also called Pho Hua, in a small strip mall about a block south of Tank.
So far, I think Tank is my favorite. I was a little disappointed in the stuff from Pho Hua, the broth was just not as complex.
Tank's menu was overwhelming. Any recommendations for what to order besides pho?
But then today, my son saw that an undistinguished Chinese place at Kedzie and Touhy had changed into a Vietnamese restaurant, with a big picture of pho in the window. Ben Tre, it's called, in the little strip mall just west of the MacDonalds (why anyone would go to MacD when there is a Vietnamese place next door is beyond me). Excellent pho just five minutes from home! Also very good chicken curry and beef with broccoli. Has anyone else eaten there? What else to order?