ELV is on record stating that all Vietnamese restaurants are the same. The same recipes, the same ingredients, the same aromas and the same tastes. It’s like everything gets made in a single industrial kitchen somewhere around Garden Grove, California and then gets shipped to Vietnamese restaurants across America.
But darned if the Bún bò Huê didn’t come across as fresher, clearer, brighter, and beefier than any other version we’ve had. It sparkled with the taste of lemongrass and chilies, and was mildly spicy, just the way we like it. The goi cuon (shrimp vermicelli rolls) were also bigger, tighter, shrimp-ier and less tired tasting than we can recall….and the spanking new place is also a lot nicer looking than your average pho (fuh) factory.
It was also dead empty when we had lunch there last week.
Regardless, the food had a snap to it that we haven’t gotten from numerous Vietnamese meals had over the years up and down Spring Mountain Road. As soon as the weather cools off, we plan to make those soups a regular stop in our Asian eating rota.
ELV’s lunch for one pictured above came to $18 and he left a $4 tip. Note: they don’t take debit or credit cards for charges under $20.
PHO THAI BINH
4631 West Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103