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Cheap Eats 2011: Pho 75 - Rockville
Comments () | Published August 15, 2011
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Pho 75 - Rockville
Address: 771 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-309-8873
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open daily 9 AM to 8 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pho, with brisket, fatty brisket, soft tendon, flank stank, tripe, or meatballs; lemon soda; numbers 3, 5, and 9; lemonade; iced coffee.
Price Details: Small pho, $5.95; large pho, $6.80.

Diners have come to rely on the menu of Vietnamese soups at these cafeteria-style dining rooms. The steaming, anise-spiked bowls of broth and noodles can be ordered with many combinations of beef cuts, offal, or sausage-like meatballs, and they arrive almost instantly after ordering. Even if you're squeamish about tripe or tendon, consider ordering them for the richness they lend to the broth--you can eat around them. Chicken-noodle soup is every bit as deep and satisfying as its beefy cousins. Enhance any of the phos with accompanying plates of bean sprouts, basil sprigs, lime wedges, and jalapeƱos or with a dollop of the Sriracha chili sauce found on the tables. Soups come in small and large, but the small size is satisfying enough for average appetites. And don't forget that it's cash only.

Also good: Fresh-squeezed lemonade and lemon soda; Vietnamese coffee.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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