Fantastic pho. The city I'm originally from has a lot of Vietnamese restaurants and Quyen is easily one of the best bowls of pho I've ever had, although it's a little pricy. Get the bowl with tripe and tendon. It's all about the broth, tendon makes the broth thicker and fuller. Besides, if you've had a hot dog you've had it all before anyways. I don't care if there's a paper mill in the back, I'll go at least once a week for the soup.
I used to eat at Sushi Hiro once a week. Good to see he's still doing great.
I would like to clarify that I meant to use the word murder. Anything I would have done to those Eastern European roosters would have been vendetta, or at least a crime of passion.
I spent six months in a tiny village in the Republic of Georgia, and there were chickens everywhere. One thing you tend to believe if you didn't grow up around them is that roosters only crow in the morning. Nope. 1 AM, 2 AM, doesn't matter. Cock a ****ing doodle doo. You don't have to explain to me why you would want to murder your roosters. Every morning I told my Georgian host mother "Me minda chamo mamuli."
(I want to eat the rooster)
The food was fine but our server flat out guessed what some of the rolls contained. She told us Natto was a white fish and the Futo roll was tuna belly. Obviously she mixed up Toro with Futo but we had to check online to figure out what Natto actually was (fermented soy beans). The sushi was fine, I've had better rice but the fish was excellent. You can get comparable sushi at Sushi Hiro for much cheaper, even when Oku offers half priced rolls.
Overall I would consider it a borderline great sushi place that focuses too much on rolls and is either criminally overpriced or just overpriced, depending on the day.
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