While Chinatown is famous for its great Chinese food, outstanding Vietnamese restaurants are also scattered throughout the neighborhood. All serve the staple Vietnamese dish, pho, a noodle soup made with rice noodles and thinly sliced rare beef. The key to this dish is great broth, and Pho Grand’s is exceptional. There are about 20 different varieties of the soup on the menu.
Everything in Manhattan use to be overpriced, but this is a gem at great price. Less than $5 for a pho, and their vermicelli with grilled chicken is excellent, a big bowl of rice with broiled pork: simply wonderful. The Pho is served in a huge bowl of tasty broth practically overflowing with a lot of stuff, but they don’t skimp on the beef at all. Summer roll with shrimp is great as well. Totally unpretentious, great for takeout and eating in.
Recomendation: Sesame Beef Pho and vermicelli rice
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277 Grand St at Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002