are we talking about the "new" sandwich shop formerly known as vy-nga? i think this is it's third or fourth time changing ownership since it first appeared a few years ago. the decor is now officially nauseating -- kind of a bummer to see all the work the original and second owners put into it undone. anyway, i ate there a few weeks ago. not bad, but not as great as in the past. menu also seems greatly reduced, which may not be a bad thing if your claim to fame is sandwiches.
you can also get banh mi at the market across the street (next to thuy trang). ask in the back. i've only done it once so i'm not sure about my opinion as of yet (or if they can do it thit nuong variety; i just asked for plain banh mi). and it's a great place to pick up cilantro and other stuff at a much cheaper price than regular supermarkets.
Yeah , I tried the one at 13 and John R at few months ago , it looked "newer" , no surprise because it is , the overall pace was a little slower , but the food was right on par with the aforementioned places . They also have the excellent viet sandwiches , believe three or four different ones , and they are really good . The pho was also very good . A little slow with a five year old and a two year old , but the more relaxed meal might be nice for adults .
There's a new place on John R across the street from the Vietnamese market in that strip with the other Vietnamese restaurant. No white people in this one either. Good durian shakes at all those places on John R if you want to taste but not smell durian.
Don't forget the Little Saigon/Chinatown area on Wyandotte and University in Windsor.
Yeah , just ate at Pho Hang today , once again , a great meal , and once again we were the only white folks in the place . That in of itself means nothing , but it is nice to see a quote " ethnic " place actually being frequented by people of the same ethnicity as the establishment . As usual , the pho ( I like the tripe and tendon laden bowl ) was excellent , the pork skin fresh rolls were good , and the fried spring rolls were better than anything from any Chinese place I have ever been . My boy loved the lime and ice sugary drink , and the service was friendly , attentive , and prompt . What else do you want ? All that being said , Thuy Trang is still my favorite , but we are lucky to have such a collection of great vietnamese places so close by . Even Honolulu didn't have as many great vietnamese places as us .
Try Thuy Trang on John R bet. 12 and 13mile Rds.
30491 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI
Excellent pho and rice plates. Service is quick, so eat very slowly if you want to spend two hours there. My son and I drive there periodically from Ann Arbor. One hour each way, to have a 45 min dinner. My wife thinks the whole idea is stupid, but hey, the guys' gotta eat.
Pho Huang, at Dequindre and 13 Mile is also excellent.