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Miss Saigon Pho, Glen Burnie


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Miss Saigon Pho, Glen Burnie

venera | Dec 16, 2008 10:48 AM

Short version: Very happy with the Pho here! In fact, I think it is better than the Pho I had at Pho #1 in Catonsville, and also better than the Pho at Pho 75 in Arlington.

More detail: The broth was better able to stand on its own feet at Miss Saigon, compared to the two other joints. It was more fragrant, oniony-ier, and "beefier" than the others' broths. Spicing was very subtle, I didn't get much star anise at all.

I ordered a small bowl of their Specialty Pho for $7.95 (the smalls are $6.95 for any other permutation, and larges $7.95). The specialty Pho had, as far as I can tell, the following in it: tripe, a spicy meatball, a bit of tendon, eye round, brisket, and some other meat. I liked the variety of meats, and their tripe was so small and thin and really quite good.

Came with the classic accompaniments, in good quantity.

I also had a spring roll (rice paper filled with vermicelli, shrimp, and basil with peanut dipping sauce) that was quite good. They also have a number of other stir-fry and bun dishes.

The service is pretty hands off. They come to take your order and drop off what you ordered, and that's pretty much it. You go to the counter to pay when you are ready to go.

I was fascinated with the fact that, while I was the only Caucasian customer, all of the other customers were Latino! And they were all ordering Pho. We are indeed one huge melting pot.

I'm glad that there's a good Pho joint close to home. :) When I told the proprietors that I liked their Pho, they started asking me where else I've had it, so I told them what I wrote, above. They themselves live in Arlington, but since there are so many Pho joints near their home, they came all the way to Glen Burnie. I am quite glad that they did, and will add them to my steadily-growing Glen Burnie "go-to" restaurant list.

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