Time to stop mourning Truc Mai so on the suggestion of chowhound "Bud" in an April post we went down to Avenue U and E 12th Street in Brooklyn to try out Pho Da Lat. The news is good. The food is a little hotter than Truc Mai but as delicate and the owners friendly. And the 3 or 4 block section of Avenue U is a microcosm of Brooklyn ethnicity: Vietnamese, Russian, and Chinese. So you can stock up on sour cherry juice, those Chinese pretzels, herbal remedies etc whatever you need.
We drove but you can take the Q train to Avenue U.
Pho Dat Lat: 1243 Avenue U. 718 375 6702