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Pho Que Hu'o'ng Restaurant - A good bowl of Pho, Oak Park, MI

Thank you for the warm welcome. That was my first post.

Mar 31, 2009
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Pho Que Hu'o'ng Restaurant - A good bowl of Pho, Oak Park, MI

I think Saigon Market is a lot more user friendly than China Merchandise a little north of there on John R. However, China Merchandise has far more food stuff for sale. Saigon Market staff used to have language issues but since they've expanded that does not seem to be an issue any more.

Mar 31, 2009
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Pho Que Hu'o'ng Restaurant - A good bowl of Pho, Oak Park, MI

I keep hearing great things about this place so I'm going to have to take a little road trip soon.

Mar 31, 2009
gangofpour in General Midwest Archive

Pho Que Hu'o'ng Restaurant - A good bowl of Pho, Oak Park, MI

Sorry - Brain malfunction. I live in Oak Park. The restaurant and market are indeed in Madison Heights.

Mar 31, 2009
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Pho Que Hu'o'ng Restaurant - A good bowl of Pho, Oak Park, MI

Facebook/Chowhound gal pal, Martha Shea, aka BerkleyBabe and I went on a lunch adventure today. The mission was to visit Saigon Market on John R. just south of 13 Mile so I could pick up some supplies and to check out a newish Pho restaurant a block north of there - http://quehuongdetroit.com. Both are in Madison Heights, MI, a suburb of Detroit.

We entered a very small establishment with several tables filled with hungry eaters. Martha and I split a side of fresh spring rolls and we each ordered a bowl of Pho, chicken for me and rare beef for her.

Everything was delicious. The Pho was served with the requisite fresh Thai basil, lime and bean spouts. I enhanced my Pho with two tiny spoonfuls of a wicked hot pepper concoction available as a side at each table. As I was taking photos, the chef came out and gave us each a take out menu and explained that he has a web site. I think he was somewhat tickled that someone was taking photographic notice of his food.

Martha and I talked about wanting to come back to try the several different Bahn Mi Thit sandwiches as well as the Chim Cut Roti ("special marinated quails in deep fried"). A neighboring table ordered the quail and it did look tasty!

At Saigon Market, Martha picked up a package of jellied lychee candy that has the consistency of jello. For those of you who may not know about Saigon Market, they grow their own greens in, if I understood the owner correctly on a previous visit, a greenhouse just south of Michigan's border in Ohio. Tubs and tubs full of wonderfully fresh looking basil, pea shoots, garlic chives, and various other things I have no idea what they are. They also bring in their own duck and chicken (feet still attached).

Nice lunch!

Mar 30, 2009
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