It's been awhile since our last note on Vegas, which has a good number of decent pho houses and other Vietnamese restaurants. Reader VS from La Crescenta gives us the following info on recent goings-on:
Pho Kim Long is now, I think, owned by Chinese. Last time I was there I wanted Huu Tieu, which was no longer on the menu. I think they brought me some instant ramen.
As with other restaurants in the chain, Pho Hoa on Paradise Road is mediocre.
Pho So 1 may have changed to Korean hands – the menu now has a Hangul column, and the place is full of Korean patrons. The food is still excellent. Maybe if the owners have changed, at least they had the sense to keep the original chef. Or maybe the original owners are just trying to attract more clients. Koreans, after all, do love their beef.
Try Huu Tieu My Tho, in the same shopping center as Pho So 1, for southern-style Viet cuisine. A nice clean place that serves huu tieu, my nuoc, huu tieu my tho, banh canh ... but no pho (not even pho ga).