It's a bare bones operation at this Vietnamese joint, tucked beneath an elevated subway train and located on Jerome Avenue - but none of it will matter once you give yourself over to the amazing food. The large Vietnamese population that inhabits this pocket of the Bronx is undoubtedly in pho heaven-there are 16 varieties of the good stuff, packed with aromatic spices like star anise and coriander, and then served with a riot of Asian basil, crispy bean sprouts, chili slices and lime. Those in the mood for a sandwich may opt for the delicious bánh mì, loaded with cilantro, jalapeño, pickled carrots, daikon radish and a dash of slow-burning chili paste. Or simply dive into the equally good bánh mì dac biet, layered with head cheese, thit nguoi and pâté.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors