Friday, January 11, 2008

2 meals = $10.90

We made our way to Pho Viet Huong last night and left with full bellies and leftovers. I got the spicy No. 200 Curry chicken and rice. She got No. 194 Ginger chicken with rice, which was verrrry gingery. Not the most adventurous, I know, but we were so hungry we just wanted something nice and filling. Each dish was about $5 and they serve free tea, so there you go — a tasty meal out for two for under $15 including tax and tip.

Though we certainly didn’t have to wait to be seated, it was pretty crowded for a Thursday night and everyone else’s meals smelled and looked delicious, too. Most of the rice, vermicelli dishes and pho were under $6 (some as low as $4). Entrees went as high as $16 for fish.

As of this writing, the restaurant has 4 of 5 stars on menupages, 3 1/2 of 5 on yelp, 4 1/2 of 5 on citysearch and is recommended by Frommers.

This place delivers, but mainly just Chinatown/Wall Street.

Pho Viet Huong
73 Mulberry St. (near Bayard)
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St.

Sidenote for those wondering: “Pho” is a kind of rice noodle that’s served in soups, which is a staple, which is why you see it in so many restaurant names.

Afterwards we went to nearby Dragon Land Bakery and picked up two pastries — I’m not really sure what they are, but they taste good — for $1.50. The worker was very patient. There are little tables if you choose to eat there, but we needed to walk off some of our rice!

Dragon Land Bakery
125 Walker St. (near where Walker, Baxter and Canal meet)
Subway (same as above): J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St.

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