Winter weather calls for soul soothing bowls of soup like Vietnamese Pho. At Madame Vo Lunch is served till as late as 4pm and for $15 you get a choice of rolls fresh or fried as an appetizer and a handful or so entrees to choose from.
For my starter I choose the the Bo Bia Autumn roll stuffed with jicama, pork, egg, shrimp basil and peanuts. The jicama gave it a nice fresh crunch while pork sausage provided the flava.
For my entree I had to go Pho not only to try their 24 hr broth, but to send a pic to a Pho Bro who couldn’t make lunch this day. Aside from the broth being deep, rich and delish it was loaded with sliced thin angus brisket. The Madame’s version also comes with Vietnamese style meatballs which are a bit dense compared to your traditional Italian version.
The space inside is long and sleek with walls adorned with artwork. I love the big PopArt like portrait of Madame Vo up front, but take a walk to the back to check out those beautiful paintings as well.
Definitely add Madame Vo to your Vietnamese restaurants, Pho joints, East Village spots and Lunch Specials lists.
Madame Vong is located at 212 East 10th Street