I went to Chinatown for lunch today, craving a bowl of Pho Tai. To my disappointment, I found Pho Pasteur to be closed, apparently for good. Luckily, on the next corner there's a new(er) Vietnamese place, called, not very imaginatively, Pho Vietnam. The chicken and noodle soup with basil, sprouts, twist of lime and plenty of hot sauce and Vietnamese barbecue sauce was equally good though. And they make a mean lemonade. The ambience of the place is just not quite as nice. I think the problem is it's too nice: no more jostling elbows with your fellow diners, quieter than the joyous, raucous din of Pho Pasteur. Oh, well. Have a good weekend.