News & Politics

April 2006: Pho 88

They don't call it Vietnamese penicillin for nothing.

They don't call it Vietnamese penicillin for nothing. As anyone who's ever enjoyed a bowl in the midst of a hangover or a lingering cold can attest, few things are as restorative as a bowl of pho (pronounced "fuh"). The rendition of beef noodle soup ($5.72) at Allan Tan's strip-mall shop–with a richer broth than most and aromatic bits of anise, clove, and cinnamon–is a good way to stave off hunger, too.

Don’t Miss Another Big Story—Get Our Weekend Newsletter

Our most popular stories of the week, sent every Saturday.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.