Pho Viet @ Super 88
I haven't eaten everywhere for Banh Mi sandwiches but their Grilled Pork Banh Mi is delicious. On the other hand, I ordered pho there yesterday for the first time (Pho Ga) and it was perhaps the worst pho I have had in Boston, very little flavor. I normally think of pho as having a ton of flavors: rich broth, lots of thai basil, lots of cilantro, bean sprouts, lime, etc. The pho at Pho Viet lacked in any depth of flavors. I guess I will stick to their Banh Mi's, which are amazing.
1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
I just finished a bowl of their Bun Bo Hue - Spicy Beef Noodle Soup.... good sized chunks of short rib, incl all the miscellaneous cartilage, etc, etc, full of noodles, just the right amount of heat. Perfect for a chilly (18^f) day with a gusty wind.
I too love their Banh Mi, but the menu has so many other choices to explore.
I agree. Their pho is poor in many respects. I have no idea why it seems to get some good reviews on this board.
Stick to their sandwiches, com ga tay (tomato yellow fried rice and chicken leg, huge plate for enormous value), and banh uon cha lua (luncheon meat, fried shallots and viet salad over chewy thick rice noodles).
We are regulars for the banh mi. Got the Lemongrass chicken w/ rice vermicelli tonight. At $7 the value is amazing and the flavors and textures simple but satisfying, but be forewarned- you must ask them not to cook the chicken very much. It is pounded to almost paper thin, and our first try, tonight, was sooo dry/overcooked.
In addition to their Banh Mi, I regularly get the Saigon Noodles and the pork fresh rolls. Both excellent.