Pho in Baltimore
I'm going to head to Pho Dat Than in Columbia for lunch sometime soon and I've only been to a restaurant with Pho once before. Is a bowl of Pho a meal in itself for most people or do you usually order an appetizer or another dish to go along with it? Is there usually a "large pho" and small or medium pho? Sorry if my questions seem dumb.
For most people I know pho, especially for lunch, is a satisfying meal in itself. Sometimes I'll order a spring roll for appetizer if I'm in the mood, but it's definitely not meant to help fill me up. I've found that a large number of places do have two sizes of pho, large and small (or some places call the small as their 'regular' size). Then again, I remember a few places in Rockville which are one size only. You'll be presented with a number of options of pho which vary on want types of meat they have in the soup. Usually, the combo options are your best bet.
Also of note: unless recently changed, I remember hearing that the service at Pho Dat Thanh is pretty rough, particularly to non-Asians (or so the story goes). Hopefully, if that's true for your visit, you can block it out and try to enjoy the meal.