Pho Lien Hoa
901 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City (405/521-8087). Thanks to an influx of Vietnamese refugees to Oklahoma City in the early 1970s, there's nearly as much jockeying for best pho here as best barbecue. As far at the latter's concerned, family-run Pho Lien Hoa is tops. The pho tai, fresh noodles in a broth made from soup bones slow-cooked overnight, topped with thin slices of beef, and chockfull of fresh basil, is one of Oklahoma City's most beloved comfort foods.