While it has been cold, many of us craved soupy noodles. And one of the better options out there is pho. It's Vietnamese rice noodles in a beef broth served with beef and other delicious cow organs. Yes, I said cow organs. You may call it tripe/offal/etc if you please. Anyway, off we went to Queens to see which Pho restaurant was better. There has been great debate over Thai Son and Pho Bang. We wanted to settle it once and for all. Let the showdown begin!
First, Thai Son. When we arrived, there were some scattered tables of other patrons. We sat down and quickly ordered. I knew pretty much what I was going to order: the xe lua. It the bowl of pho that includes all of the beef and the beef parts. I like the different textures and flavors of this. And it's a larger bowl.
BeerBoor ordered pho with fish meatballs and vegetables. He though of it as okay but then proceeded to pick all the broccoli out. Oh well, I happily ate it.
And here's my xe lua. Nice brown color to the broth, pink beef eye round, scattered tripe and other things, cilantro, and some onions.
4010 74th Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373