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$10 for $20 Worth of Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine
Morsels of rare beef, boiled beef, and meatballs mingle with rice noodles in steamy bowls of pho tai chin bo vien ($6.99). The menu also features com tom cari, a prawn curry atop white rice ($7.50), and bun cha gio thit nuong—vermicelli noodles served with eggrolls, grilled pork, lettuce, cucumber, and bean sprouts ($7.99).
Tom and Kenny Lam's recipe for delectable banh mi—Vietnamese sandwiches on a baguette—is a matter of public record. The Arizona Daily Star sought out the father-and-son team to publish their techniques, guiding readers through prepping the bread, pickling the vegetables, and marinating the pork. The instructions stem from the kitchens of iLuv Pho, the restaurant owned by Tom and managed by Kenny, where their variations of banh mi comprise a popular lunchtime segment of the menu.
The sandwiches have been labeled "out of sight" by Tucson Weekly, though they only cover a small subheading of the Lams' authentic Vietnamese plates. Also on the list are hearty bowls of pho, dappled with rice noodles, beef, and seasonings. Curries and stir-fries imbue entrees with fiery aftertastes, combated by the cool sips of slushes in flavors such as mango, red bean, and coconut. Chewy balls of tapioca—or boba—hide inside the frosty drinks, waiting to be slurped through straws or launched into a free-for-all game of marbles.