So you think that all Madison Heights, MI has to offer is mini-plazas and the ghetto Oakland Mall? Well, you'd be right, except for a few little gems. Buried deep in the pool of plazas (by deep I mean next to the Asian hair salon) you'll see Pho Que Huong, 13 mile and John R. Pronounced "fuh-quay-hoong", it's a small Vietnamese restaurant that has some charm to it. Don't judge it on the millions of food banners and horribly designed sign (that's the charm…).
Walking in, I noticed it was populated with all Asians. Sooooo you know what that means? Asians eating Asian food - always a good sign.
Ordered: #3 Bánh mì thịt nướng (pork sandwich) #35 Bún tôm thịt nướng chả giò (Noodles, pork, shrimp, vegetables) #4 Chả giò (egg rolls)
The Banh mi had a lot of flavor to it. I wish there was more pork and less bread. It came out kind of cold… I wasn't sure if that's how they made it or if it was just cold. It was also freezing outside so maybe it was the weather? I'm giving a lot of excuses, which I don't normally do… but this sandwich was 3 bucks. Yep. That's right. 3 bucks. AND they had a variety of Bánh mì choices. I really think next time I'll tell them to make sure it's hot for a 3 dollar sandwich. 3 dollar sandwiches must be the Vietnamese equivalent to the American dollar menu. I'm lovin' it!
The redeeming quality was the flavors. The #35 was pretty good and the egg rolls were pretty fantastic. They were weirdly spicy and delicious in all the right ways. You can't really see from the picture below, but this bowl was huuuuuge. Like ginormous! You can split this bad boy with a bud. However, you can split pretty much any Asian noodle dish, and if you can't you're going to the wrong places.
This place didn't rock my world, but they still have me wanting to come back because of the variety of noodle bowls and awesome spices they use in their food. Definitely not flavors you'll get in American food that's for sure! Not fancy. Friendly menu for English speakers. Try something new. Don't be scurred! Pho Que Huong
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.