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Jul 2, 2008 02:36 PM

pho-bang new york or pho-vietnam?

Okay i saw that someone on here put the pho-viet had opened up where pho-bang new york was, but then why do they have different addresses?? one is located at 900-something st laurent, and the other is 1000.

so are they the same place or not?

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  1. Pho Bang New-York move up and across the street. Pho Vietnam is in the former Pho Bang location.

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    1. re: SnackHappy

      and you couldn't pay me to eat at either.

      do yourself a favor, head back over to the west side of St-Laurent, a bit further up, and go to "My Cahn" (1086 St. Laurent). They offer many different types of vietnamese soup-meals, not just pho. Which means they make small batches, not production line dishwater.

      Also, so far, by far the most impressive pho I have had in Montreal in years was at Pho Nguyen (1452, St-Mathieu) (other end of town). I was amazed when I asked for saté (not satay!) she presented me with a little bowl of homemade stuff, not the usual oily stuff from a jar... beat that. ;)

      1. re: bopuc

        I went to Pho Nguyen the other day and got the vegetarian pho, but was a little disappointed to find a medley of frozen vegetables contained therein... you know, the trio of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. It was tasty nonetheless and the fresh basil, coriander, and lime were much appreciated!

        1. re: nochainsplease

          you know that pho is a beef stock right? you can't go into a pho place and expect them to make you a decent vegetarian offering. c'mon. Besides that, think of the costs involved. For that maybe one or two people who might come in in a day and ask for a vegetarian pho, to keep fresh veggies on hand? At a place that sells $6 meals? Not going to happen. Sadly. :\

        2. re: bopuc

          I think My Cahn is alright, but the last time we went everything was extremely salty. My dish had a pork broth and GF had the pho and while both broths tasted very meaty, they were just way too salty.

          1. re: bopuc

            I second the motion for Pho Nguyen. Light, flavourful broth, fresh noodles. Stick with the meaty soups though to avoid disappointment with the veggie one. Their summer rolls are fresh and tasty too.

            1. re: chilipepper

              Their pho ga nuong (grilled chicken pho) is extremely good too.

        3. Pho Bang has tasteless broth in NYC, I can't imagine it's any better exported to other countries.

          1. Just curious on your take on Pho Bac?

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            1. re: porker

              Pho Bac was my go to place in Chinatown before the daughter of the owner took it over and added won-ton soup and General Tao's chicken to the menu. Those items have since been removed from the menu, but the daughter is still there having what seems to be one endless loud phone conversation which cannot be interrupted even when a client wants to pay his bill. I find it incredibly annoying and rude and nothing like how nice the owner used to be with us every time we went there. The food is still the same though, but with the nonchalant attitude this girl is showing, who knows how long that's going to last.