One little-known-fact about Oklahoma City is our legitimate claim to some of the best, most authentic Vietnamese food in the country. Travel writer and Okie expat Robert Reid recently wrote a blog post about the Vietnamese food scene in OKC for Mapquest's 99 Travel Quest project.
Here's an excerpt from his post, Find a Great Bowl of Pho on Old Route 66:
"For outsiders, the biggest surprise of OKC is what's been brewing for a few decades: a Little Saigon that contends for the nation's best bowl of pho, or Vietnamese beef noodle soup.
Around the so-called "Asian District," centered along old Route 66 at NW 23rd Street and N Classen Avenue, are dozens of Vietnamese-run restaurants, groceries and other businesses. Even the historic Milk Bottle Building, a tiny triangular brick structure on old Route 66 topped with a huge white bottle, served the city's best banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) until recently."