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Pho in Queens

mielimato Nov 13, 2013 12:48 PM

This is an emergency. I am pregnant and need to eat Pho. Where do I go?

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    Pookipichu Nov 13, 2013 12:51 PM

    Where in Queens are you? Do you have access to a car or are you looking to walk/subway, or get delivery?

    1. mielimato Nov 13, 2013 12:54 PM

      I have a car and will be happy to drive anywhere in Queens.

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      1. re: mielimato
        Pookipichu Nov 13, 2013 01:06 PM

        Have you been to Pho Bang in Elmhurst? Mekong East in Bayside. Bunker if you like a non-traditional chicken pho. Cyclo if you like a huge bowl of pho (super pho).

        1. re: Pookipichu
          diprey11 Nov 13, 2013 04:54 PM

          Negative on Pho Bang in Elmhurst. Sorry,but the food is nasty. :-) Consider the one on Kissena Blvd in Flushing

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            Pookipichu Nov 13, 2013 08:38 PM

            I haven't been to Pho Bang in a few years but I thought the pho was fine. Did you dislike the food there in general or the pho? The reason I didn't recommend the one on Kissena is because parking in Flushing is such a pain. :)

            1. re: Pookipichu
              diprey11 Nov 14, 2013 06:28 AM

              I didn't like their pho. I tried it twice and both times the broth was thin and dull-tasting: If you prefer a simpler taste of northern-style pho I would rather recommend Pho Bac across the parking lot. it is actually the best Vietnamese restaurant in the neighborhood (out of 3), although the menu selection is not large.

              1. re: diprey11
                Pookipichu Nov 14, 2013 06:37 AM

                I've tried Pho Bac as well, I don't think either of them are really good to be frank. I rarely eat Vietnamese in NYC because there just doesn't seem to be any aspiration to be great (e.g. something on the level of Sripraphai or Ayada, etc.)

                1. re: Pookipichu
                  diprey11 Nov 14, 2013 07:36 AM

                  I totally agree with you: the quality of Vietnamese food is not that high in NY. The best in Elmhurst is hardly a compliment.

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                    AubWah Nov 14, 2013 11:48 AM

                    I'd go as far to call it sad. Once I visited Falls Church I realized how pathetic the Vietnamse offerings in nyc were.

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                      mielimato Nov 14, 2013 11:54 AM

                      Ok good because I thought I was missing something. I was dreaming of the the Pho joints in the San Gabriel Valley...but I will have to make due. Will try Bunker this weekend. Thank you all.

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        budcar Nov 14, 2013 03:50 AM

        Mekong is in the Hi Y shopping center on156St and Northern Blvd. It has parking, good pho and soup dumplings.

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