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Mar 3, 2009 09:35 AM

Pho Que Huong, Homewood

Hi everyone--
I'm heading to Phy Que Huong in Homewood tomorrow evening for dinner for the second time and I'm unsure of what to order. I"m adventurous and will try anything. Definately insterested in one of their pho dishes. Can someone recommend their favorite?

Thank you!

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  1. I like the No. 1, which has brisket, medium-rare sirloin, tendons and tripe. The tripe is crunchy and the tendons are soft and beefy.
    Another good choice is the one with shrimp, squid and quail egg in it.
    Don't miss the cha gio, spring rolls. They are the best in town.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Big Daddy

      I assume #1 is the dac biet pho (special combo)? I like that one too but the textures of tripe and tendon can definitely be a little ... different. I think I prefer to think of tripe and tendon as chewy, rather than crunchy.

      Ca phe sua da is awesome too and they brew individual coffees by the glass there. It's coffee and sweetened condensed milk over ice. They make a Dunkin ice coffee "regulah" taste bitter by comparison (they are very sweet). To me, the combination of bitter roasted coffee and sweetened condensed milk goes together like peanut butter and chocolate.

      You also might want to grab a bahn mi (sandwich) to go for lunch the next day. I love them, although wish they would use bird chiles to up the spice level rather than jalapenos. I like the roasted pork one from Pho Que Hong but in general the dac biet is good too if you like the type of pork pate they spread on.

      1. re: Dax

        Yes on the banh mi. I love that crusty bread they use and how they get it perfectly crisp.

        1. re: Dax

          As someone who has lived in Vietnam, I think the best dishes there are the Banh Xeo and the Banh Mi. I agree they should use the bird chilies instead of jalapenos. The Bun Bo Hue is really good too. I find the Pho to be really bland and in need of more star anise and cinnamon.

        2. re: Big Daddy

          So Big Daddy when I read your post last week I started salivating and went ahead and ventured to Que Huong a day early. I went with your suggestions and had the cha gio. and the No 1. I also tried their iced coffee with condensed milk, Dax it really does go together like peanut butter and chocolate!

          The cha gio spring rolls were excellent; piping hot, crispy with just the right amount of ground pork and spices, I like the dipping sauce although I augmented it with some sriracha for some extra heat.

          While letting my coffee steep through the French press my No 1, with brisket, sirloin tendons and tripe arrived. This is the first time I've had tendon or tripe so I was a bit nervous. This did not disappoint and I'm proud to say my favorite parts were the tendon and tripe! The flavors of the broth combined with the textures of tendon and tripe were out of this world, the only part I didn't like was the brisket. I told the server about my experience and he like me didn't care for brisket either so he said that I could order it without next time. Yum!!! I can't wait to go back and have Pho again, I'd also like to try the banh mi for lunch one Saturday. The coffee was delicious as well, I'm a sucker for anything sweet and this was like dessert in a drink. I'd like to try their lime drink next time.

          Thanks for the recs, wish I were eating there for lunch today...