We were in the mood for “something different” and Phở (Vietnamese Soup) fit the bill. We’d already been to #1 Phở, so we thought we’d try Superior Phở.
Superior Phở is in a plaza of sorts, and you can’t really get there unless you go in a back entrance, which is a bit hard to find. This place is very much worth finding, though.
We started with the shrimp rolls ($3.95), which were quite good. The peanut dipping sauce added a nice vinegar element as well. Jonathan also enjoyed these.
I ordered the Banh Mi pork sandwich ($3.95), which has been praised by Nancy Heller* and on the Cleveland Sandwich Board. It’s well worth ordering. The pâté adds a rich meatiness, and the jalapenos and other vegetables add sharpness and complexity.
Comparisons to #1 Phở are inevitable, so we had to try the chicken phở ($6.45). The broth was notably fuller than that at #1 Phở, and we overall preferred this version. As with any phở, there were plenty of fixings to add.
Finally we had the shrimp fried rice ($7.95), which was eggier than Chinese fried rice and also had a good fish sauce flavor.
The setting of Superior Phở is much more modest than #1 Phở. The lighting is bright fluorescent and the strongest ambiance is from the loud hum of the cooler. Their food is outstanding and very reasonably priced, though, and we’ll definitely return.
* We feel like we’ve been copying Nancy a bit on our restaurants lately (e.g. the B-spot), but we actually visited Superior Phở a week before she posted but have been a little lazy about posting ourselves.