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UPDATED MAY 2016 Phô Friendly is the successor to Phô Tan, taking over in February 2016, across from the Capital Health trauma center. The new management has kept the same menu (more or less), seems more experienced, and continues to make great Phô at amazingly reasonable prices. As far as we know, it’s Mercer County’s only true Vietnamese restaurant (leaving aside Asian “fusion” joints that have a few Vietnamese items on the menu).
Specialty of the house is Phô, a noodle soup you see in the image above. The broth seems to be a spicy chicken stock, filled with rice vermicelli, scallions, bean and your choice of meats. Above you see a “steak” phô, which can be ordered as raw slices you place in the broth yourself to cook. The phô comes with a plate heaped with asian basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, and lime which you add to your bowl.
It’s a filling, spicy meal by itself and enough food for all but the heartiest appetite.
Also available on the (recently improved) menu are Vermicelli Bowls (essentially Phô without the broth), “Rice Plates”, which are grilled meats with rice accompaniment, and Bahn Mi sandwiches. The image shows a grilled pork vermicelli bowl.
Overall, an essential part of the Trenton restaurant scene.