Usually when we see the word PENIS in an email subject line, we double-check our spam settings. And even though a missive from the PR desk of nouveau-Vietnamese joint Baoguette/Pho Sure is not spam, its subject line reads “Eat some PENIS on Bike the Big Apple's Gay PRIDE RIDE.”
True, Pho Sure -- twinned with Baoguette on Christopher Street west of Bleecker -- does serve Mo Pho ($10), a version of pho noodle soup with “beef peen,” a.k.a. schlong de boeuf. (The menu discreetly follows this item with “ask your server,” in case the “peen” part is still a mystery.) The same dish also features beef tongue, as The Feedbag noted.
Are we too classy to make a joke about how it’s hard to get both peen and tongue for $10 on Christopher Street? Apparently not.
Lots of restaurants have these options, but they keep them understated. You don’t see St. Marks’ Kenka flaunting their bull penis (or turkey testicle yakatori, for that matter). And there are plenty of other potential stops on the naughty ride: You could hit up Casa Mono for duck testicles (a frequent special), or Astoria’s Kebab Café for lamb balls (larger than the duck). We miss the Rocky Mountain oysters at Bouley Upstairs.