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Phubs Vietnamese Pho & Subs
150 Dorsey Rd, Ste J, Hanover, MD
I offered to take friend to the car repair shop where he had his car being worked on. Instead of him using Uber, I offered to drive him there. He offered to bring me to a Vietnamese place that he's been to and he recommended it highly. I took hm up on it.
The place is considered a typical take out place with ample seating. The menu was easy to read separated by appetizers, pho and Vietnamese subs. My buddy loved the pork sub but I choose the Vietnamese spring rolls (fried) and the beef pho. For those that don't know what pho is its a rice noodle soup that comes in chicken and beef flavored, the beef pho is the most popular. It's made with beef bones simmered for a couple of hours with various spice mixes. A Vietnamese restaurant lives or dies by their beef pho. Everything is self service from drinks t condiments which Hoisin and Sriracha hot chili sauce are the usual. Chop sticks, forks and spoons are available.
My beef pho came and instantly I inhaled the beef aroma. The rice noodles were extra thin which I prefer but that beef broth was fantastic. Had a hint of cinnamon which is good for you, a little lime, bean sprouts and a bit of Thai basil. The broth was flavorful and a nice balance of spices, not to salty, not sweet but a balanced flavor combination. The beef was also very good and tender.
The spring roll was ok, nice fried and crispy but the filling was I don't know what was inside.
For a quick informal casual food, this was the place to go. The Vietnamese sub order by my buddy was delicious as well.
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being excellent, I rate the beef pho a "5", it was that tasty and delicious.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com