Pho Tien Thanh
Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9
The stalwart of the rapidly trendifying Ossington strip, Pho Tien Thanh still has a packed house every night. Its candy floss pink walls and I LOVE PHO FOREVER sign might have been considered slapdash when it opened over 20 years ago, but it has settled into a quirky and enduring charm. The menu is at least 90 items long, but it is the pho tai, the rare beef noodle soup, and the pho dac biet, a noodle soup incorporating rare beef, flank, brisket, tendon and tripe, that keep the queue going. Really any order is a safe bet and, in the ever-evolving area, so is this place.