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Feb 2, 2014 12:56 AM

need a MSP Pho update

what is best and why??

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  1. Best?? We start again. I happen to like Pho Tau Bay. Great broth, slightly chewy Tendon, and abundance of Basil and sprouts.

    1. I don't think much has changed since the last lengthy thread:

      Here's a recent Strib article on the subject:

      1. #509 on the menu at Quang is a delicious alternative to traditional pho. A mix of meat and seafood and a crispy shrimp fritter served with side of basil and sprouts. A second broth served on the side but I just pour it in the bowl. Add a griiled sausage spring roll and you're set.

        1. PTB is top notch. Good Broth and Noodles. a little skimpy on the meat fixings.

          Quang's for the broth

          Pho79 for the fixings

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          1. re: phokingood

            I used to swear by Pho 79, because their broth was easily heads and shoulders above the rest. Recently, the broth has dropped in quality but increased in salt. Now, it's Pho Tau Bay for me.

            I also support PTB because they spend more time keeping their restaurant clean. Quang is the worst in terms of hygiene. I feel like even my shoes need booties.

          2. I like Ngon for the complexity of the broth and the quality of the ingredients, but also the consistency. With other places, you get a different experience each time, depending on time of day, what gets scooped into the bowl, etc.

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            1. re: kevin47

              Ngon is one place I'm really looking forward to trying particularly for the quality ingredients they use.