With lines to get in on weekends, it's not surprising Mia Farrow dined at the popular Pho Vietnam restaurant in Danbury.
"The whole place is wonderful! The soups are rich and flavorful. The entrees are filling and authentic. The atmosphere is very unique and relaxing. This is easily one of, if not the absolute best restaurant I've ever been to. I can't recommend it enough!," says one of over 400 reviews on Google, mostly outstanding.
On Facebook, someone posted their experience enjoying authentic Vietnamese food at the unpretentious restaurant where you can BYOB, so popular a recent Saturday there was a line to get in and a 45-minute wait.
"AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!," the review said with all caps. "We love the spring rolls and the chicken and seafood pho is (hot-fire emoji) I also tried the Taro Bubble tea which is a sweet potato bubble tea to me it sounded weird but it was REALLY good. We came here for the first time yesterday and it was just a great experience amazing food and the service is great. Went back today for more! And it’s definitely worth the trip! Thanks," followed by heart emoji.
So why is it so special? For starters, there are the starters. Try the classic spring roll made with shrimp, pork, and the crispest, a freshest generous helping of aromatic cilantro and mint, with peanut sauce or the ginger dumplings with pork shoulder, cucumber, and sesame-sauce.
Main dishes are exacting portions of noodles, choices include pho beef, pho "shore" with shrimp, calamari, and fish balls and pho beef, this one with Asian spiced meatballs. There are plenty of other dishes to try.
Mia Farrow has a home in Bridgewater.
Pho Vietnam at 56 Padanaram Road is owned by mother and son Co Oanh Pham and Tony Pham.
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