There’s a lot to love at this Fields Corner standby, like great roll-your-own fresh rolls. But the beef pho here is a paragon of the style, boasting a rich broth redolent of wok-charred aromatics and loaded with flank, brisket, springy meatballs and paper-thin top round slices. As it caters to local Vietnamese- Americans, essential fermented ingredients like fish sauce and seafood paste aren’t toned down for the timid. Ánh Hông isn’t afraid to bring the funk.
291 Adams St., Dorchester • (617) 265-8889