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May 17, 2009 03:55 PM

Vietnamese in FFC/Westchester?

I'd normally go to Chinatown for my Vietnamese "fix" but the driving is getting to be a pain. Anyone got any suggestions for decent Viet food in the area? Thanks.

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    1. Judging from multi-threads here in GC/Tristate Region there are currently none.

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      1. re: Jon1856

        OK then...looks like my choices are drive to NYC or go to New Haven. Been to Pot au Pho, anyone else tried any of the others?

        1. re: BAFU

          I'm a big phan of Pho Vietnam in Danbury/Exit 5 off 84 East. Its about 45 minutes from Westchester. tiny place w/no atmosphere but the Pho is excellent (altho the other night they had no basil and i practically cried in my bowl).

          1. re: BlueSoup

            Since I will be passing by Rt. 84 this Memorial Day weekend I was wondering: Is Pho Vietnam open on Monday Memorial Day??

            If you can only get one type of Pho, which would it be.

            1. re: jcmods

              jcmods: Given them a call. And let us know how the Pho was.

              1. re: jcmods

                I'd call and check. They are always closed Sundays and seem very family oriented, so they may be closed Monday as well for family time. I get the standard Pho w/flank slices and order the extra tendon balls. Last time i was there they were out of basil. To me, this is like a red sauce Italian place being out of Parmesan, it should never happen.

            2. re: BAFU

              Your answer may be contained within one or more of those threads.

          2. I LOVE vietnamese (having lived in Hanoi for 4 months). I live in Redding, very close to Pho Vietnam in Danbury. It is pretty good, but I don't get much other than the Pho and summer rolls. To be completely honest, I had a bad experience with a fish dish. We also really like Pho Mekong in Westport (1849 Post Rd. E, Westport, CT 06881; (203) 255-2900). They have some pan-asian dishes, but the pho is really good and I especially like the pancake appetizer (the name escapes me right now). If you just want Pho, I say go to either. But, if you want more than just Pho, I recommend Pho Mekong over Pho Vietnam.

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            1. re: DMW

              Ditto to everything DMW reports about both Pho Vietnam and Pho Mekong, including living in Redding!, but excluding the fish dish experience (not saying it's not true, just saying it hasn't happened to us...)

              1. re: hungrykids

                But is there anything Vietnamese in Westchester? And I'm not talking about fusion, but straight-up Vietnamese?

                1. re: PJPasta

                  As I posted above: Per mulit-threads here in CH there seem to be NONE!

            2. It's not quite Westchester, but World of Taste Seafood in the Bronx has gotten a lot of love on the Outer Boroughs board (e.g., ). I have yet to try it, but it's on my dining agenda. Let us know how you like it if you go. There also is one in Rockland Co. that has been mentioned on this board. Can't recall the name.

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              1. re: Reposado

                The one in Rockland is Viet Nam Restaurant, Spring Valley: A bit of a nuisance to get to, and not quite worth it, judging from the one lunch I had there.