Can’t get enough of these buns! Rice vermicelli served with cucumber, carrots, daikon, bean sprouts, cilantro and peanuts — sprinkled with sliced beef and spring rolls. Plus, the best ingredient in Nong La’s pho soups is actually non-existent: Elaine and Victor Phuong (who pay tribute their mother’s recipes) don’t add any MSG to their broths, which is almost an exception in Los Angeles. Order the beef pho and dip the meat it in a ginger-garlic-chilli sauce for an extra kick. Whether you are dining in (the patio is a must) or getting takeaway, add a braised pork belly half banh mi for dessert!
Where? 145 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When? Monday-Sunday 11:30AM-10PM
How? No reservations
Price: Dishes $10.50-12
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Best for: Lunch
West LA: 2055 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025