Pho Quyen

6944 Westminster Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683
Pho Quyen, a Vietnamese restaurant in Westminster, is definitely one of the quirkiest old-school spots. For one, it’s not usually thought of as a pho place despite its name—it makes its money on to-go orders, with steam trays of various meats, vegetables, soups and other goodies kept warm under heat lamps and a counter filled with packaged, made-that-morning foods from goi cuon to pate chaud to an awesome, crunchy, liver jerky-spiked papaya salad that zings with tartness and the metallic allure of offal. Vietnamese families love this spot for the fast, cheap specials (25 delicious pork eggrolls for $10? Cam on!), with faded pictures above the register boasting of its talents. Another menu lists all of the bánh mì options—in this era of bánh mì inflation, you can still order a fine sandwich for $2. And the pouring of their powerful cafe sua da approaches the cascades of Niagara every morning.

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