(5 Chopstick Rating)
8130 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone number (703) 365-7700
Well Gluten Free Birds, I have another gem for you. About a month ago I tried a pho restaurant in Manassas VA, and I felt it was high time I told you about it. If you do not already know this about me, you will now. I LOVE Vietnamese food. I am an Asian food junkie.
I have been to Pho Saigon twice, and there is a man there who completely gets when I tell him, no gluten. I have explained this includes soy and hoison sauce. He is knowledgeable enough about the menu, that he can tell me the items I can eat and not worry.
Now, for the food. What you should know about pho is that the real deal does not have soy sauce in it. If the chef knows what he is doing, it should not be in there. Pho Saigon makes a delectable bowl of pho. They are definitely experts, deft in their craft. I slurped every drop of the aromatic broth. Pho is all about the broth.
Interesting factoid, pho originated in Northern Vietnam, but now both north and south adore this dish. They have; however, each personalized to their specs. What you eat in a restaurant is a mix from the 2 regions. The Southern version has more sweetness to it, and they added the plate of sprouts and other greenery that you add at the table.
Just yesterday I stopped in again, and I just felt like eating something other than pho. I asked my friend, and he recommended the grilled shrimp vermicelli. Let me tell you, it was a big bowl of heaven. They give you quite a lot of shrimp, I would say about 10, and they were a little crispy and very juicy.
I usually douse my vermicelli in enough fish sauce to turn it into soup, if you have avoided this condiment, stop depriving yourself of this heavenly liquid. I cannot say enough nice words about Pho Saigon. If you live in or frequent the area, make sure you grace their doorstep.