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.

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