Pho is a Vietnamese soup preparation with flavourful glassy rice noodles, a subtly enriched broth, a choice of thinly sliced meat and some leafy greens. Its the perfect dish to have on a cool rainy day or a chilly winter night.
Pho is loved and enjoyed by New Yorkers all year long and now has its own different version including citrus elements, seafood portions and even cottage cheese. But a perfect Pho is one with an exquisite depth of tangy flavours and freshness of the broth.
The next time you book your New York bus tickets, take a chance or a bus and drop off at one of these amazing places and enjoy yourself a hot bowl of Pho.
Here’s a list of some of the best Pho in the city:
1. Bep Ga
Bep Ga has a short and sweet menu consisting of only four dishes. All four of them are delicious but the one, in particular, is Pho Ga a.k.a the best chicken noodle soup in all of the city. The broth is made from whole chicken parts (including feet) and the thighs and white meat are then poached in it. The broth and chicken are then accompanied by noodles and a quail egg on the side. Comfort food at its finest.
2. Hanoi House
John Nyugen’s Hanoi House serves a classic Hanoi-style soup that consists of ox-tail, neck and marrow bones, along with charred onions and shallots that are boiled with the bones for a stupendous 16 hour period with a dash of fish sauce and sugar. When its ready, it’s served with noodles and the choicest cut of beef.
3. An Choi
One of the best places to eat on the Lower East Side is An Choi and the dish to look out for is the pho bo dac biet. The pho comprises of beef, beef, more beef and ox-tail. A spicy rich broth with fatty elements and near raw cuts of beef and the balance between fresh and creamy is maintained beautifully.