Nam Phuong $
1110–1120 Washington Ave., 215/468-0410,
HOURS: Daily 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
COST: Most entrées less than $10
A great location for hungry groups on a budget, Nam Phuong is renowned for its extensive menu, heaping portions, and economical prices. The fact that the food is actually stellar is an additional bonus.
With over 200 dishes to choose from, it’s easy for a diner to become a little overwhelmed. Fortunately, the attentive waitstaff will guide you in the right direction.
Pho (soup) and bun (a rice-noodle dish offered with a variety of meats) are common crowd favorites, and the papaya salad and summer rolls with a thick, perfect peanut sauce are not to be missed.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition