In an effort to explore our neighbourhood more and to avoid the kitchen on the few hot days of summer we've had so far, E and I decided to try Pho Rang Dong on St Clair Ave W last week. We were crunched for time and it never seems to take long to whip up some pho [noodle soup] or bun [rice vermicelli noodles] whenever we've gone out to a Vietnamese restaurant in the past so this seemed like the perfect solution for our hunger pangs.
I was right! The lone waitress brought us our food shortly after we ordered. I had my usual pho tai and E had grilled pork over vermicelli. Both dishes were quite large and very tasty, albeit not anything special from any other pho place we've tried. [In my experience, Vietnamese cuisine seems to be one that is rarely *bad*.]
Of course, Indio wanted to touch everything but his toys, so in an effort to distract him, I gave him a few strands of vermicelli from E's dish and a piece of beef from my pho. He wasn't so into the vermicelli, finding it too sticky for his liking. He spent more time trying to get the noodles off his fingers than eating them, but he seemed to like the soft, tasty beef.
I would definitely go back to Pho Rang Dong when my next pho craving strikes. The food was good, the service was great, and the restaurant was baby-friendly too, even if the the highchair could've used a good scrubbing.