The pho broth was similarly spiced and had a depth of flavor that could not possibly be achieved with bouillon cubes. This is the real deal. The soup was a veritable garden, filled with bok choy, napa, celery, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, and tofu with the interesting addition of tomatoes. Instead of the usual side bowl of accoutrements, Phubs has a fixins bar where you can accessorize your soup. Here we found that the freshness of its jalepeños was almost tragic. Our 11-year-old companion popped a slice into his mouth. Normally a jalapeño wouldn't have such a kick, but these definitely did. After several glasses of water he replied with a gasp, "I thought I was going to die!" We were more careful with them after that. We only added a dash of Sriracha, basil, and bean sprouts to make the soup even more flavorful, and leaning over the bowl to take in the fragrant broth and basil was a joyous experience. We were very pleased with our experience here, even if the name may seem a little silly.