For a brunch outing, the pho dac biet ($4.95) filled this "combination special big bowl" with rice noodles and "six differences" of beef in beef soup. Brisket, eye of round, and frank (I presume "flank") are familiar enough; omosa (tripe), navel (cartilage from you-know-where) and tendon each add their version of chewy or gelatinous texture, but less pleasantly and less substantively than a good Italian tripe stew. Next time I'll likely limit myself to the more traditional cuts.
We also split a plate of banh cuon cha lua ($5.50), an array of steamed glutinous rice crepes containing minced mushroom, served with Vietnamese ham, toasted garlic, plus sprouts and other assorted veggies.
Pho Tay Ho
2351 86th St., Bath Beach, Brooklyn