To get back to the point, Pho Binh by night is open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays (and midnight during the rest of the week). This is perfect for Aaron and I as we are both nightowls and tend to eat dinner very late. For example, our datenight last night consisted of going to the gym at 9pm, 13 Celsius for wine at 1am, then dinner at 230am. After a couple of glasses of wine, we both wanted some sort of comforting soup broth based dinner, and pho was the obvious (and really the only) choice.
We both got the medium #9 and added meatballs, steamed bean sprouts, and of course a side bowl of bone marrow. The bone marrow is not on the menu, you have to ask for it.
Pho Ga Dakao:
I’ve never been here, but I hear they have pho with chicken heart, liver, crispy skin and gizzard. These are all my favorite things. In noodle soup form.
(Image courtesy of Urban Spoon)
Truthfully, this picture kind of freaks me out. It’s like a miniature human heart you’d see on Scrubs or stupid Grey’s Anatomy or stupid ER. But I shall overcome my freaked outness when I’m stuffing my face with this delicious, delicious sexy beast of a soup.
Funny story: My friend’s boyfriend told him they were going to Pho Ga Dakao, but because of his strong Vietnamese accent, my friend thought they were going to Fogo da Chao. He got all dressed up and was very confused when they arrived at the restaurant. BOOM roasted.
tl; dr: Pho Binh by Night is the bomb dot com, get the bone marrow.