41-01 Kissena Boulevard between 41st & Barclay Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
Dave wanted to eat at Pho Bang, where we’ve eaten before, but alas, the chairs were on the tables and mopping was taking place. Luckily, Pho Hoang next door was open, and we were told it closes at 2 AM.
As with these sorts of joints, service is not very solicitous. Brusque at best. Dave and I ordered large sized bowls of pho for roughly $6.25 each, whatta bargain! Dave requested a bowl option with lots of meats in it, and I picked out a standard beef one with eye of round.
When I asked for no cilantro, apparently the cooks read that as no greenery at all. I was sad that there were no scallions in my bowl, so I asked a runner for some scallions/green onions. He barely comprehended what I was saying, even with Dave’s visual aids. As you can expect, the green onions never showed. Tsk tsk. Lousy service.
Since there were lemon wedges presented with the bean sprouts and cilantro, I took it upon myself to squeeze citrus into the broth. It actually tasted quite pleasing. It might not be for everyone, but I sure dug it.
The bubble tea that we sampled was chock full of bubbles that were quite dense. The tea itself was ultra sweet. Too sweet. If you didn’t want regular tea, you could add bubbles to other drinks for $0.50, I believe. But the free tea was a win.
P.S. Bathroom smelled like pee and lacked toiled paper.