Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Phở at Last

I've been looking for a restaurant that sells good Phở in easy reach (i.e. without taking the ferry or driving all the way to Bremerton) of Bainbridge Island. Until today, I'd pretty much struck out, even getting desperate enough to make my own. The Chinese restaurant on Bainbridge tries to make Phở, but it's not very good, and they only have it at lunchtime during the week, so I can't take the kids.

I'm happy to report that there is now a pretty good Phở restaurant in Poulsbo, in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, across from KFC. This recently changed owners; the previous incarnation was not very good.

If you're an "everything" phở fan like me, the Phở T&N Special (#7) is what you want: rare beef, beef flank, tendon, and tripe. Good, hearty broth, the requisite plate of goodies (no mint or sawtooth herb though), and I liked the noodles. Prices are pretty reasonable: a small bowl of phở is $5.25, large bowl is $6.75.

We also had the goi con (spring rolls) which were pretty good. They could have used more herbs (mint, or maybe basil), but the wrapper was the right kind, not those thick, gummy wrappers they use at Phở Hoa.

They also have bubble tea, which will make my son happy.

Phở T&N
19641 7th Ave. NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 394-1601