can someone suggest a good place for pho- other than the usual suspects in china town
Get in your car and take a drive out Rt 3 to Lowell.
My favorite is the home-made version at Phien's Kitchen. Other good versions at either Da-Lat (one on Middlesex and one on Chelmsford), or Pho 88.
At Phien's get some of their home made sausage or larb or tongue - all wonderful dishes.
For Dorchester, I rank them as Pho So 1, Pho 2000, and good old Pho Hoa, in either Dot or Quincy (on Hancock).
I'm a pho-natic
Outside of Chinatown I'd rank the ones I've had worth mentioning as..
1. Pho Hoa (Dorchester) - they serve them REALLY hot, which means no sad cold soup ending
2. Pho 2000 (Dorchester)
3. Le's (Harvard Sq) - it's a shame it's in a semi-mall, it's really quite good
4. Pho So 1 (Dorchester)
Pho Viet in the Super 88 would probably break into the top three if they provided proper spoons and not the sharp plastic throwaway ones. They really ruin good pho eating, which is all about the temperature. It's ludicrous that they haven't got real spoons considering they're happy to give you lovely ceramic bowls.