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Pho Minh or Tram's Kitchen?

JakeZigler Jul 1, 2010 06:52 PM

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: http://www.eatinginpittsburgh.com/201...

Pho Minh
4917 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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

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    ntylions Dec 27, 2010 08:04 PM

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

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    1. re: ntylions
      CrazyOne Dec 30, 2010 04:56 PM

      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.

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      bentre Dec 4, 2010 12:17 PM

      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
        zucchiniman Dec 20, 2010 09:40 AM

        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. hassenpfeffer Jul 2, 2010 04:54 AM

        Pho Minh

        Pho Minh
        4917 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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          history10 Jul 1, 2010 07:05 PM


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            JakeZigler Jul 2, 2010 06:37 AM

            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
              42duffy Jul 3, 2010 09:29 AM

              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.

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