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PHO- nam phuong vs pho75

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  • LMJ Feb 22, 2006 09:37 PM
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going for Pho- only tried it once years ago. which place is better: nam phuong or pho75? (or another?) any recommendations of what to order?

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  1. Pho 75 in my book; although you can't go wrong with Nam Phong.

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    1. re: Chuckles

      And, there are those who feel that PHO 75 on Rising Sun AVe., just off the Boulevard, is slightly better.

      1. re: Bashful3

        so what's good to order?

        1. re: LMJ

          I hear the pho's pretty good.

          1. re: JohnS

            Regarding 75, as my daughter says, their pho is 'the bomb'....

            I'm assuming that is a compliment, so I just nod knowingly.

            1. re: chuckles

              I like the grilled pork or chicken , spring roll and vemicilli

          2. re: LMJ

            Pho is the name of the game! It comes in 10 varieties, with the difference being which combination of meats are included. Me, I tried the tripe once, and really didn't care for it. Nor am I a big fan of the meatballs. But, the combinations of brisket and some other kinds of beef appeal to me a lot.

            The large size is humongous, and well worth the extra dollar, even if you don't finish it. Much basil, bean sprouts, lime, hot peppers to add to the mix. Wonderful broth, tasty meat. Atmosphere is basic, but there is a good vibe. Mostly Asian customers.

            Other than the soup, Vietnamese hot coffee is outstanding, as is the fresh lemonade. Desserts not my thing; and there really isn't anything else to order. I wish they had shrimp-pork rolls, but they don't.

            I often stop in to buy a large order of soup to go--it "makes" an ordinary meal special at home--perfect size for two as a starter.

            1. re: Bashful3

              Pho75 on Race St in Philly is great, $6 for large bowl of fantatic soup which includes basil, bean sprouts, lime, hot peppers on the side. I've been to this place for lunch several times and thinks it's a great value.

      2. I actually prefer pho xe lua in Chinatown, it has a neon train in the window. The name actually means Pho Train, gotta love it.

        I like my pho with raw steak and some fattier brisket and depending on how carnivorous I feel, some tripe. I'm not a big fan of the meatballs either.