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Where can one eat the best pho soup in the Concordia ghetto?

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épikurien May 1, 2013 10:43 PM

I walked by yesterday and I spotted the one next to the famous Kazu, a couple near the Jean-Coutu and the one next to the cleaner, corner Maisonneuve.

Any suggestions among them or others that I didn't mention?

Thx.

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    chilipepper May 2, 2013 07:55 PM

    Second the motion on Pho Nguyen. Best of the meager bunch. Saigon was flavorless with pitiful pieces of meat. Thai and pho even worse than that, with MSG-y broth, shreds of meat and meager accompaniment of sprouts and no coriander or like or chili pepper.

    1. porker May 2, 2013 06:48 AM

      Mostly, if I have nothing good to say, I ain't sayin nuthin at all.

      I don't usually get pho in this area, but I recall some time back, passing through after ahhh, enjoying ourselves earlier in the evening, we stopped for grub to take home:
      Buns Burger, Konbai mapo tofu, and Pho Saigon (two doors east of Kazu) pho (it was a team effort with Mrs porker).
      I was very disappointed with the pho, lacking depth and chock full of shredded lettuce...
      Was it an off night for the restaurant? I dunno as I haven't been back. I was embarrassed by their product given such an auspicious name...
      Based on my one experience several years ago, I'd suggest elsewhere besides Pho Saigon.

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        catroast May 2, 2013 06:52 AM

        pho saigon is terrible. i went once when they first opened and will never go back. thai pho is also really bad.

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        catroast May 2, 2013 06:03 AM

        there aren't many options, but pho nguyen at the corner of st mathew and de maisonneuve, in my opinion, is by far the best one. I particularly like their grilled chicken soup since it has just that, delicious grilled chicken thigh. their broth is a little greasy but super meaty and bold. it's one of my favorite places for pho in the city.

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