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Pho 14

Add: 129 avenue de Choisy, 75013 Paris
Tel: 01 45 83 61 15
Hours: 9am~11pm
Price: €10~20/meal
Tasted on: Oct 2013

Pho 14 is certainly the most famous pho joint in Paris, but is it the best? Can’t say, since the only other place I’ve been to is Le Kok (just a few steps from Pho 14). But anyway, apparently Maggie Cheung also ate here when she was in Paris, so maybe you should too.

Phở boeuf special (€8.50/large €7.90/small) is for those who want a bit of everything: rice noodles with slices of rare steak, well done flank, tripe, and beef balls in soup. Mmm, perfect on a chilly day (and Paris has certainly got many degrees chillier within just a few days!)

 Condiments: lemon, chilis, dipping sauce.

Tsing Tao beer, why not.

For a bit of extras, a great appetizer/side dish is Chả Giò (€6.80), deep-fried rolls stuffed with ground pork or chicken. Wrap it in a lettuce and dip it in the sweet and sour sauce. Yum.

For something lighter, try the Bánh Cuốn (€6.80), which is steamed vietnamese dumpling wrapping mashed pork, black mushrooms, and served with vietnamese pork ham.

For a sweet ending, we had Dao Do (€3.60), a glass of red beans with coconut milk and cane sugar. Not bad.

It’s been half a year since I ate at Le Kok so I can’t exactly say which one is better in terms of food – both places make delicious pho – but the wait at Pho 14 is longer and its pho doesn’t come with free meat, so perhaps I’d still go for Le Kok next time . If you still want to try Pho 14 for its fame/nicer interior, get there slightly early to skip the line (we arrived at 7:30pm on a Monday evening and managed to get two seats without much hassle).

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October 14th, 2013 at 12:34 am

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