The Chicken Pho (pho ga) at tiny Y&Y Restaurant on Clement street in San Francisco is possibly the best in town. Exceptional for its simplicity, the austere bone-rich chicken stock is home to a generous portion of either plain roasted or five-spice flavored chicken. Add your own assortment of crispy bean sprouts, sawtooth or basil leaves, plus an accompaniment of sweet and peppery condiments.
Dont skip the Chicken Bánh Mì. A paradigm of poise and proportionality, each blissful bite offers just the right amount of sweet, fatty, smoky five-spice infused chicken, crispy baguette, cool cucumber, and sweetly-heated pickled carrot. Impeccably clean, a great value, and the staff is always quick and attentive.