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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!

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  1. Yes, the pho at Tank is (generally) exceptional, but there is really so much more...

    Appetizers:

    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

    Vegetables:

    stir-fried bean sprouts with chives

    Shrimp:

    small lobster in the claypot

    Fish:

    catfish in claypot
    hot and spicy soup with catfish (it is not spicy)
    mackerel with black pepper

    Beef:

    sliced raw beef salad
    bo luc lac -- "shaking beef" // a French-style Viet. classic
    beef grilled at the table -- bo nuong vi

    Pork:

    spare ribs with hot lemongrass sauce

    Chicken:

    chicken with lemongrass
    goi ga -- shredded chicken salad

    Specials:

    bo nhung dam -- beef "fondue"
    grilled pork ribs with salt & pepper
    Chinese watercress s/f with garlic

    Sandwiches:

    banh mi heo nuong
    banh mi ga
    banh mi thit nguoi

    Pho:

    A good "beginner's" pho is pho tai/nam

    Egg Noodle Soup:

    mi bo kho -- beef stew with egg noodles

    Rice noodles:

    Bun ca ri ga -- chicken curry with rice noodles

    Rice plates:

    com tam tom suon
    com tam suon cha

    For reference, Tank has a new website:

    www.tanknoodle.com

    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.

    E.M.