Vietnam House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House
Brian Freedman reviews Vietnam House at the corner of 9th and Race Streets and finds the spot is doing Vietnamese classics well and at bargain prices.
Bun rieu was fantastic. It arrived at the table glowing with drops and swirls of tomato red pooling in the spaces between noodles and hunks of tofu. Generous icebergs of ground pork-shrimp balls peeked up through the surface, the red tide encircling each. A slurp of noodles revealed the subtle funky hum of shrimp sauce in the background. For $6.25, this is a layered, rewarding bowlful—easily enough for two, though you may want to keep it for yourself.
Vietnam House Is a Very Fine Addition to Chinatown [Philadelphia Weekly]