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$12 for $24 Worth of Vietnamese Cuisine
The menu unfolds to reveal starters of cured-pork spring rolls with vermicelli and lettuce inside tender rice paper ($5.95) and papaya salad with textural accents of beef jerky and crushed peanuts ($7.95). Pho is available in seven variations, including chicken pho with sliced chicken, sweet onion, cilantro, and rice noodles mingling in a rich broth ($6.95). Saigon Pho also offers banh mi sandwiches ($4.95) and classic boba teas ($3.95).
There is very little like the smell of pho, a traditional beef soup from Vietnam. Beef bones cook into stock all day, often with cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. A chef will then add thin cuts of rare beef that cook slowly under the intense heat of the liquid as the bowl is brought to a table of diners or used to test a robot’s sense of smell. Mingling with thin rice noodles, Saigon Pho's version of the soup is available in seven different styles, including shrimp, meatball, and chicken. Banh mi sandwiches show how different culinary cultures mingled in Vietnam; crusty french-style baguettes cradle fistfuls of savory pork and other local staples. Saigon Pho ‘s menu does run the gamut of Vietnamese tradition, but also includes less typical dishes such as fried rice with Vietnamese sausage.