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Essential restaurants for pho, bun bo hue, and banh mi — aka the Vietnamese hoagie
Philadelphia is one of the U.S. cities with the largest Vietnamese-American populations. That should come as no surprise to any Philadelphian who has enjoyed a pate- and headcheese-filled banh mi (known around these parts as a Vietnamese hoagie) or a hangover-slaying bowl of pho. This Southeast Asian cuisine is a longtime local favorite, from low-key strip mall restaurants in Little Saigon on Washington Avenue to chic spots in Chinatown and over the bridge in South Jersey. Here are Philly’s best Vietnamese restaurants and bars.