Quang’s was the natural next choice for the Best Pho Quest – it’s been recommended many times and the awards throughout the years fill the entry way of the restaurant. Like many good ethnic restaurants, it’s located on Eat Street and so far, the Pho I’ve found on Eat Street has proven itself.
It’s a good thing that Pho is quite inexpensive, because now that winter is officially here, warm, spicy soup sounds all the better and I’m hoping this means my visits are more frequent. In fact, the night we visited Quang’s, my parents were in town and we were also hit with the first official snow of the season. The pho is so warming, that not even the coldest of toes are left unwarmed.
Quang’s was pretty busy, especially considering the snowy day and when we arrived, almost all of the tables were filled – always a good sign. The service was great, our waitress was adorable and when our spring rolls arrived, she told us it would be about 6 minutes until the meals arrived. Talk about quick service!
I often waffle between getting the meatballs and sliced beef or just sticking with the beef, and I think I’ll be skipping the meatballs from now on. No matter the restaurant, they always seem a bit off to me, Quang’s included. They had an odd sort of bounce to them, that was not really a desirable quality. The sliced beef was great and I think I’ll stick with that from now on.
Overall, the pho was great, but I really wasn’t wowed. The broth was a tad bland on it’s own, and wonderful once the lime juice and sriracha were added, but I know that I can’t call this the best out there. (This also means my search continues )
It should also be noted that they do not sell any alcohol, and I usually like a little wine with my meal. Tea was fine this time, but only because it was so cold! 😉
The taster is also joining this Best Of Vietnamese quest, but sticking with the vermicelli salads. The grilled meat on this particular one was delicious and sweet and I must say that while I certainly prefer pho, I must say that I am also enjoying all of these salads.
2719 Nicollet Ave. S.
Mpls., MN 55408
Monday: 11am – 9pm
Wed-Fri: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 8:30pm