You could read through the many items listed on Tan Tan Cafe & Delicatessen's menu, or you could cut right to the chase and order the pho and a banh mi. If you did, you'd be heeding the advice of countless returning diners who claim that these dishes are where Tan Tan really shines.
Pho, for the uninitiated, is a traditional Vietnamese soup that brims with noodles, meats (or tofu), and veggies in a flavorful broth. At Tan Tan, pho arrives with your choice of brisket, meatballs, tripe, or tofu, plus a generous plateful of fresh basil, bean sprouts, and a lime wedge on the side. The banh mi sandwich, on the other hand, comes in 14 different variations, but with a few things in common: they're all served on a fresh baguette with housemade mayo, pickled veggies, jalapenos, and fresh cilantro. Get yours stuffed with grilled lemongrass chicken or Vietnamese-style ham, both crowd pleasers here.
Wash it all down with a coconut bubble tea.
Tan Tan Cafe & Delicatessen
12675 SW Broadway St.
Beaverton, OR 97005