Excellent and genuine Vietnamese food at very inexpensive prices.
Very occasionally we come across a restaurant of which we never get tired. Pho Que Huong is one these restaurants. We have been coming to it for more than 10 years and we will eat here as long as it exists. We have eaten Vietnamese food in most of major metropolitan areas in the US and Canada. My wife's family sponsored two Vietnamese families in the 70s so she was exposed to genuine Vietnamese food which was cooked daily, for many years. She has also lived in Atlanta for a couple of years and tried every Vietnamese restaurant in the Atlanta Metro Area. Ditto for me in Los Angeles. We have never found anything better than Pho Que Huong.
We understand ethnic Vietnamese food, but are Americans, so this restaurant?s food will appeal to both those desiring something new and those who like genuine Vietnamese food. The owner/cook is friendly, knowledgeable and takes pride in her restaurant. Service is quick and courteous. Prices are unbeatable. We can have all the food we can eat for around $20.00, for the two of us. The restaurant has been written up in the Birmingham News several years ago as one of the top esoteric eateries in town. We agree heartily. They serve lunch (when it?s more crowded) and dinner. We have never had to wait for a table.
We ask for ?nuoc mam? to dip our rolls in (I also like to pour it over my vegetables after I spike it with Vietnamese chili sauce) because it?s more authentic, but there are other sauces more amenable to the less adventurous. I prefer spring rolls (Cha Gio), which are crisp on the outside and tender, inside. Soups with rice noodles or rice bowls are generous, so unless you are really hungry you won?t want to have appetizers, soup and rice or noodle bowl, all in one go. You WILL come back for seconds, and thirds... We have never tried a dish we didn?t like. In the last couple of years we have taken several friends to Pho Que Huong and, without exception, they have all become ?addicted.?
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