The Chicken Phở (Phở ga) at tiny Y&Y Vietnamese Restaurant in San Francisco is impeccable in its simplicity. Bone-rich chicken broth provides a home to a generous portion of five-spice flavored chicken and rice noodles. Add your own assortment of crispy bean sprouts, fresh sawtooth and basil leaves, as well as sundry sweet, savory and spicy condiments.


Their Bánh Mì sandwich is perfectly proportioned. Each bite combines crispy baguette, smoky five-spice-infused chicken, cool marinated cucumber slices, and spicy-sweet pickled carrots. Attentive staff keep the place clean and the pace lively as a local crowd of loyal soup-lovers slurp Phở-netically in contented chorus.