Pho from a mobile home? Erh? That was our initial reaction to a tip from a Houston area phonatic about Pho Binh Trailer. The restaurant is actually a converted mobile home with additional seating available in an add-on area; it sits next to a drainage ditch.
Hard to believe, right? See for yourself in this video tour:
A deli in Washington D.C. is serving “Pho in a Box”:
The broth is made with beef bones, oxtail and brisket; the pho noodles are parboiled; and each order comes with raw slices of eye of round, the requisite herbs and dipping sauces. All the ingredients are packed separately for reassembly at home.
Tim Carman reports that the broth ends up being on the sweet side and that the noodle portion is lacking. Still, it’s an interesting attempt at pho to-go and a novel way to get one’s pho fix.
Phonatics are opinionated people and we love reading the enthusiastic reviews submitted on this site. A recent review for Pho 75 in Langely Park, Maryland had us ROFL:
“For those of you not in the know, Pho 75 is the king of pho in Maryland. Broth so tasty and meat so fresh even salvadorean construction workers and whiteboys gotta holla! They don’t skimp on the basil/sprouts/lime, come correct with the hoisin/sriracha/fish sauce supplies, and have post-pho Vietnamese drip coffee to calm the beast in your belly.”