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Jul 1, 2010 06:52 PM

Pho Minh or Tram's Kitchen?

I know Tram's Kitchen is more infamous but a lot of people tell me Pho Minh has better food. I've never been to Tram's, sadly, but I just went to Pho Minh and reviewed it on my blog. I thought the food was pretty good. The interior suffers from a lack of imagination but the big bowl of Pho I got was delicious. What do you guys prefer? Check out my review if you want:

Pho Minh
4917 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Tram's Kitchen
4050 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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    1. re: history10

      I need to go to Tram's. I just need to make sure I don't question the amount of spring rolls I receive.

      1. re: JakeZigler

        Tram's father who runs the front and serves is greatly misunderstood - and yes language is part of it. This is a very busy, hectic joint where the food is prepared fresh. This is not fast food. He works his butt off doing twice the work of others who have both hands. He's intelligent and well read. The fresh spring rolls are excellent and are made fresh. If they see you have not eaten one and it's been sitting in the open air they'll come with plastic wrap to protect it from drying. They do have a 2 piece minimum which can be confusing. So go, relax and enjoy.

    2. Pho Minh

      Pho Minh
      4917 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

      1. I would say Tram's over Pho Minh, but over the two I would suggest Vietnam's Pho in the Strip. Delicious!

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        1. re: bentre

          Ditto on Vietnam's Pho. Really fabulous, fresh, richly flavored, I salivate just thinking of my last meal there.

          Makes me keep asking myself, "how can food really taste that good while being so good for me?"

        2. Tram's. But it is not "infamous", check the word in your dictionary!

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          1. re: ntylions

            Oh from what I've read about it over the years I think it IS in fact kind of infamous. Known for rude service, etc.