CloverSips! Pho at Buffalo Grove’s Pho U!
There was a time when I thought Pho was gross. My friends would spend winter nights craving pho, taking the El up to Argyle for a pho run on Saturday afternoons; when I finally tried pho, I had no idea what the big deal was.
Fast forward a few months. One day, cold, hungry, craving vinegar, my boyfriend and I wandered into a small pho restaurant in the suburbs. I couldn’t believe how delicious pho suddenly was – the soup was flavorful, the vinegar was tangy, and the meat was filling. I learned how pho can be loaded up with sauces – hot Sriracha chili sauce, Hoisin sauce, vinegar vinegar vinegar, and all sorts of sprouts! I love condiments and customizable dishes!
Pho U is by no means Argyle’s Tank Noodle, but it does a good enough job in the suburbs. The one waitress was attentive, and impressively waited on six tables by herself. There was even a little playpen at the back of the restaurant for children; McDonald’s, you’ve got competition!
Now, I love pho in a similar way to how I love naemyung – they are like two twins, one hot and meaty, one cold and pickly, both deliciously vinegary. Pho U has a nice location, and if I’m ever in the area again craving pho, I’m definitely going to hit it up.