I'm guilty of ordering Thai tea in Vietnamese restaurants, but Pho Saigon serves up the absolute best Thai tea in Austin. It's creamy and has the perfect amout of sweetness. I don't like how Thai and other Vietnamese restaurants in Austin completely eliminate the taste of tea by over-sweetening this beverage.
Pho seems like an easy dish to make. Heck, I made it in Paris with great ease, but I dunno why so many places in Austin get it wrong with unfresh ingredients that make you feel queasy at the end of the meal. Pho Saigon knows how to serve a bowl of piping hot pho with decent quality of ingredients. It's respectable compared to some of the ones I've had at other establishments.
I haven't had Vietnamese seafood egg noodles since living in Houston, so I nostalgically ordered it here (#34 Mi Seafood ***ask them to put the soup in a separate bowl so you can eat the noodles dry***). My best friend tried ordering this dish elsewhere and it can't compare to Pho Saigon. The fried garlic makes the noodles super tasty...just don't order this on a date.
Raw Beef Pho (the beef cooks in the hot soup); Mi Seafood
The rice plates here are huge, and they don't skimp on the meats (4 pork chops on my rice!). Although other restaurants provide a side of eggroll with their rice plates, the quality and quantity of the meats are better here. It's not a constant struggle for me to search and cut off excess fat when I eat here. I can also rest assured that Pho Saigon won't give me a plate of burnt meat.
Lemongrass Beef Rice Plate; Pork Chop Rice Plate