The big piping bowls at Pho Pasteur are arguably the best gourmand bargain in town. Go the traditional route with pho featuring tai (slices of rare meat cooked in the steaming broth as it comes to your table), tendon, and tripe; chili paste, lime, and basil complete the savory experience. In the summer, bowls of cool rice vermicelli with fried tofu and peanut sauce makes for a satiating seasonal change-up. Wash it all down with a 33 Export ale or a lychee drink. Just eat fast and be open to sharing your table with fellow slurpers; seating is tight, and the waitstaff fill every slot.
682 Washington Street, Boston | 617.482.7467