Past Meetup

Vietnamese Dinner @ Pho Grand in Chinatown

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Let's have a mid-week Vietnamese dinner at Chinatown's Pho Grand! We will order and share several appetizers and order our entrees (pho, bun, etc...) individually.

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"The cedar-paneled interior of Pho Grand suggests a hunting lodge, well in keeping with the homey food therein. Based in a hearty beef stock with cilantro and a hint of onion, the namesake soup pairs airy rice noodles with beef of six varieties—from brisket to tendon to navel. Beyond the bowl, an extensive menu covers the Vietnamese standards. Barbecued shrimp are served with squares of thin noodles and thick slices of pickled carrot and radish. Sesame-marinated beef is rolled into thin strips atop a giant bowl of vermicelli. The gravy-like chicken curry has notes of ginger and sops up well via an accompanying baguette. Amid the burnished wood, a bank of octagonal mirrors reflects faux-window light boxes and provides the illusion of a wider space. Although a generic exterior makes it easy to overlook, Pho Grand's flavorful cooking here outsizes its Bayard Street competitors." — Ethan Wolff, New York Magazine

"Timing is not Pho Grand's specialty. Appetizers and entrees may arrive all at once. But amid the avalanche are some fabulous combinations. Grilled beef sesame, plump little rolls of beef served on a flat rice noodle cake, was fatty and tender. A chicken curry exhibited perfect pitch: a warm heat flush with ginger and a creamy broth. There are 17 phos (noodle soups) available, mostly differentiated by the cut of meat in the broth. Caramel custard is the only dessert on the menu. But many of the drinks would work well for dessert, including a yellow bean purée topped with red beans, green gummy candies, shaved ice and coconut milk. Try it." — Amanda Hesser, New York Times

For the full menu and other info, click here. (http://www.phograndny.com/) Click here (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60763-d1064994-Reviews-Grand_Pho-New_York_City_New_York.html) for Tripadvisor and here (http://www.yelp.com/biz/pho-grand-new-york-2) for Yelp reviews.

Please use Hopstop or Google maps to look up directions in advance.

Please bring cash.