Pho Thang is tucked away in a nondescript strip mall in Palmetto Bay, in southern Miami-Dade county. It's near some major shopping areas like The Falls so it becomes a much more viable meal option than its rather forlorn position on a map would indicate. It's very much a family-run cafe with no frills but some very good food. The downside of a so small a dining spot is that things are sometimes out of stock (how can they not have winter rolls on a weeknight in December?) and service can be slow but the food is cooked to order and it's very good. I particularly liked the rather delicate spring rolls (if you've not had the Vietnamese version before, there is a roll for each season and none of them, including the Spring roll, are deep fried) and the lemongrass-scented chopped clams with shrimp crackers makes for a great appetizer. Lemongrass chicken is another good option from the surprisingly large menu. Of course, for many, the reason to go to a Vietnamese restaurant is to have pho, the broth and noodle dish that accepts a number of beef, chicken or port add-ins. The broth at Pho Thang is not as deeply flavored as some I've had but it's tasty and very well priced. There are about 20 tables at the restaurant so it can handle a crowd though I'd be worried if the place were full given the small service staff. On a normal night it's not a problem, and Pho Thang is a great alternative to the fast food places that line this stretch of South Dixie Highway.
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