Pho Filet

Cheap Eats: Southeast Asian, June 2012

Steak lovers might squirm at the idea of butchering slabs of filet mignon to nearly transparent sheets. But once the rare slices are submerged in this pho palace’s broth—perfumed with cloves and star anise—they could coax even a Texas cattle commissioner into trying a bowl. Slippery rice noodles and a bouquet of fresh herbs make fine accompaniments.