Visit Pho Hot for Great Pho
I discovered pho, a delicious Vietnamese noodle soup, several years ago at My Tho on Central. Though My Tho is a hole in the wall, they probably have the best pho in town. The only downside is that they are a cash-only establishment. It never fails that I never have any cash whenever I’m craving pho so I have to plan ahead to go there; and since I’m not much of a planner, I never get to go. So I haven’t been there in years.
I’ve been going to Kim Huong for my pho cravings. They have pretty good pho and quite an extensive menu. Unlike My Tho, which is primarily a pho place, Kim Huong is an actual restaurant. It’s a plus because Brian doesn’t like pho so he can actually pick something to order. Except, he’s not really that fond of Vietnamese food. LOL. Other plusses to Kim Huong include bubble shakes, coconut juice, some Chinese dishes, and most importantly they take credit/debit cards. Whenever I have a pho craving, this is usually where I end up going because I never have any cash on me.
Recently, I heard about Pho Hot so I drug Brian there the other day. The place is relatively new (I think they’ve only been a couple of years, if that) so restaurant itself is nice. The decor is pretty modern. The orange-y coral walls are appetizing and I like the pictures of people eating that they’ve hung. The aquarium is a nice touch also. The Pawnee location is not the best but it is probably close to their demographic so overall the choice of location is probably good for business.
I had pho with chunks of filet mignon and it was yummy. Not as good as the pho I’ve had at My Tho, but it is up there. Definitely better than Kim Huong. And they take debit/credit cards. I would prefer going to Pho Hot because of the ambiance (way better compared to Kim Huong, which is an older establishment). The only edge Kim Huong has is its proximity to work. So I can go there for a pho quickie whereas I can’t go to Pho Hot because it is located farther away.
Although, Pho Hot has better pho and is a Positive Plate award recipient. So if you think of food quality, Pho Hot has the edge. Brian didn’t think it was that great, though. But then, he doesn’t like Vietnamese food in general. If you ask him, I think he will say he prefers Pho Hot to Kim Huong too. Maybe. Or he will probably say, he prefers neither and would rather go to B&C BBQ. LOL.
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