I avoided the call of the siren at Longs Noodle House and ventured next door to Au Petit Cafe. High noon when I arrived, it was busy but able to score a table. I noticed the very condensed menu, not a bad thing but narrowed my options quickly. Not much variety with pho, no dish offering either tripe or tendon! I’m already disappointed.
Settled on the beef balls and fresh steak pho. First impressions of the broth was very good. Good balance of spices/salty/sweet, each flavour complemented one another. I completely enjoyed my bowl even if I didn’t get the gan and sach I’m used to. This bowl was created with care, everything was the way it should be. Beef still rare in some parts, noodles were al-dente, clean/clear broth, generous with the beef balls.
Quality > quantity. Going to try a Banh Mi next time.