Located in a tiny strip center at Westheimer and Wilcrest, hidden from view behind a Shell station, Pho One is the latest outpost of a determined clan of soup makers. The founding family’s first two restaurants fell victim to uncontrollable circumstances, the first in 1975 with the fall of Saigon and the second with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. Now resettled in Houston’s Westchase district, the owner prepares her pho according to the exact recipe that her father used in Vietnam during the ’60s and ’70s. The broth is very light compared to most, but authentically tasty. The tiny café also serves bo luc lac, rice plates, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi sandwiches.