Summer sneaks slowly toward New Orleans. After yesterday's rain something puts me in the mood for Vietnamese. Doson's Noodle House produces some high quality food at extremely affordable prices. Located where Canal meets Carrollton, the best bet in the joint remains the pho. A large, steaming bowl of intense stock flavored with basil, jalepenos, noodles, and lime and your choice of chicken, shrimp, or beef. Chicken pho is the way to go.
Now, for those of you who may think it is crazy to eat soup when the weather is warm, consider this; Vietnam is located in the sub-tropical region of Southeast Asia. That means heat and humidity plague the Vietnamese the same way it does to New Orleanians. Thus, I think they know the reasons to eat hot soup in warm months, just like Indians (dot, not feather) drink tea. Eating and drinking warm foods (especially spicy, warm foods) cools you off by convincing your sweat glands to perspire. I am not a doctor, but I play one on the blogosphere.
Try out Doson's Noodle House.