It's the rare bowl of pho that is so stuffed with noodles and meat that I can't manage to finish it, but this is what Tan Lido provides. It's right next door to the well-known Le Bambou, but I've never managed to get there when it's open. Tan Lido is a fine substitute.
Yep, it's kind of a hole in the wall, but after a few months of sitting up straight in decidedly sophisticated Vietnamese restaurants around Paris, I'm ready to return to my Argyle St. roots and embrace plastic menus and stained teapots with all my heart.
The waiters are friendly, not to mention trilingual. The menu is typically huge, and pho comes in two sizes. We also tried an assortment of steamed dumplings and the shrimp springrolls, and everything was delicious. It's the perfect stop before or after a trip to Tang Freres.
rue Baudricourt and avenue d'Ivry
January 12, 2006