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Montreal's 8 finest pho spots

Published On 11/12/2014 Published On 11/12/2014
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1. Pho Bang New York 1001 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, H2Z 1J4 (Chinatown)

This Chinatown pho spot is known for serving HUGE bowls of the tasty stuff, as well as an appetizer, for around 10 bucks. It's a price and a taste that you can't beat.

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2. Pho Nam Quan 3562 Rue Jarry Est, Montreal, H1Z 2G3

Pho Nam Quan allows for spices and herbs not typically associated with pho to dance on your taste buds. Cinnamon, anise, and sawtooth coriander take the tender brisket and transforms it into pure magic.

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3. Pho Thanh Long 103 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, H2X 1K5

When you walk into Pho Thanh Long, you鈥檒l notice wood panels at the walls, the cooks wrapping spring rolls, and the aroma of various meats cooking. Its meaty pho stands out from the bunch because of its authentic Vietnamese noodles, which marry the beef perfectly.

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4. Paris Pho 1717 Poirier, Saint-Laurent, H4L 1J4

Although it doesn't look like much from the outside, Paris Pho is a quality spot in Saint-Laurent, and it's known for its thick, round noodles and delicious desserts.

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5. Wing Phat 4201 Jarry Est, Montreal, H1R 1W9

How do you know Wing Phat is good? When you walk in, every table usually has at least one bowl of pho. Try the pho with beef balls and thinly cut beef. The broth is spicy, acidic, and meaty. And the best part? Wing Phat is a BYO wine spot!

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6. Pho Tay Ho 6414 rue Saint Denis, Montreal, H2S 2R7 (Rosemont)

This hole in the wall in La Petite-Patrie may not be much to look at, but the pho is pretty amazing, with its specialty being the pho ga: a chicken pho with a clear non-greasy broth and fresh red chilies.

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7. Pho Lien 5703-B Chemin De la C么te-des-Neiges, Montreal, H3S

At Pho Lien, you can choose from about 10 beef phos made with brisket, tendon, tripe, and other yummy cow parts. What appetizer should you get with your pho? Order either the papaya beef salad, or the spring rolls.

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8. Pho Nguyen 1452 St-Mathieu, Montreal, H3H

Pho Nguyen is located Downtown, right next to Concordia University and somehow it鈥檚 almost hidden; a hole-in-the-wall joint innocently waiting behind an inconspicuous blue awning... which still doesn鈥檛 stop it from being packed though, thanks to thick cuts of beef, and perfectly balanced spice.