If I tell you about this restaurant then you must promise me you won't go. Seriously. There's just not enough room for you and me both unless we go together – the restaurant is too tiny! They only have sixteen seats and so far I haven't had to make a reservation or wait long for a table. But, if that changes, and I can't get my pho when I need it, then there's going to be some trouble in Seine City!
I'm a pho addict. And when I need my fix I normally trek out to the 13th arrondisement for a big bowl of steamy beef broth filled with thick rice noodles, beef slices, onions, spicy basil, and cilantro. Since the weather has turned cold, I'm finding my cravings for this Vietnamese speciality have increased.
Now that I've moved from the stuffy 17th to jazzy St. Michel I have discovered a whole new world. Right across from me (and all the raucous Greek Latin Quarter restaurants) is a quiet hidden street that has several Vietnamese restaurants and markets brimming with Asian produce and products. Apparently this was one of the original areas that the Vietnamese immigrated to in Paris! Who knew?
Pho 67 is a Mom & Son establishment from what I've sussed out. The mom is the chef and the son takes care of the service with grace and professionalism. Sometimes you have to wait a little for your soup or main dish because she cuts and chops everything to order. But it's worth the wait. And everything is super fresh!
I discovered this restaurant on a rainy Paris afternoon with my friend Carol from the beautiful blog Paris Breakfasts. And we just sat over our big bowls of steamy pho inhaling and slurping up the intoxicating mix of herbs, spices, noodles, and rich beef broth wishing the conversation and the meal would never end.
59, Rue Galande
75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 56 69