There are a few locations of Phở Bắc in Seattle, but only one shaped like a boat. The gimmicky shape belies the fact that Phở Bắc makes an amazing bowl of Phở. Seattle is known for Vietnamese food, and the Little Saigon neighborhood offers a few options. I’ll make a case, but first an announcement…
Vegetarians beware: authentic beef or chicken Phở is made by boiling a mixture including bones for hours to get the right taste. You can’t always get a truly veggie Phở, so be sure to ask!
That said, slow-cooking the broth that way makes it really good! Then you throw in your choice of meat or veggies (you can get tendon or tripe if you’re adventurous!), and you’re good to go.
Phở is the perfect food for a cold and rainy Seattle fall, or the kind of meal to perk you up after feeling ill. Also, a “small” is quite big, and a “large” is huuuge – choose wisely!