i am thinking about heading there next week. good choice? what should i order? i will be going with just one other person...should we get pho and something? just pho? just 'something'? all guidance appreciated! thanks!
Yes, the pho at Tank is (generally) exceptional, but there is really so much more...
shredded papaya salad
lotus root salad -- brilliant!
goi cuon -- spring rolls
cha gio -- fr. egg roll
banh xeo -- pancake
banh hoi nem nuong -- do-it-yourself pork ball rollups
stir-fried bean sprouts with chives
small lobster in the claypot
catfish in claypot
hot and spicy soup with catfish (it is not spicy)
mackerel with black pepper
sliced raw beef salad
bo luc lac -- "shaking beef" // a French-style Viet. classic
beef grilled at the table -- bo nuong vi
spare ribs with hot lemongrass sauce
chicken with lemongrass
goi ga -- shredded chicken salad
bo nhung dam -- beef "fondue"
grilled pork ribs with salt & pepper
Chinese watercress s/f with garlic
banh mi heo nuong
banh mi ga
banh mi thit nguoi
A good "beginner's" pho is pho tai/nam
Egg Noodle Soup:
mi bo kho -- beef stew with egg noodles
Bun ca ri ga -- chicken curry with rice noodles
com tam tom suon
com tam suon cha
For reference, Tank has a new website:
And, please, try searching these boards for more information. I, personally, have drafted more print for Tank Noodle (both here and at LTHForum) than perhaps any other establishemnt. Hundreds (if not thousands) of words.