A bit of a mixed experience with our visit to Pho Hung Vuong Saigon over in Footscray. Great prices and the pho was excellent. But the grilled pork on rice was rather bad. It’s a small piece and so dry and inedible. So all good […]
When I first worked in South Melbourne I was obsessed with Wat Da Pho. As a result I ended up missing sampling more family, low key joints like Pho A Go Go. I’m glad I ventured over this time, because the pho is so much […]
Salvation in Noodles might not have the shiniest service, but it’s a fully acceptable hipster Vietnamese option. Finsbury Park doesn’t have the most numerous eating options, so it’s a fair choice for when you need it. For me, Salvation in Noodles (also self-referential as SIN), is a handy backup for the likes of Dotori, and when I need something that’s slightly less shameful than Eden’s Cottage. I do love the place though.
Here in London I have a constant craving for Asian food. The choices are few and far between (other than Chinatown) and I haven’t quite found the relaxed authenticity that is so common back in my adopted Melbourne. I got a job. And celebrated with […]
It does not get more understated than this. If you’ve got this far, be sure to check out the absolute hidden gem of a dining experience at VR Bakers Restaurant. Starting out as a Vietnamese bakery offering the usual banh mi wares. VR has now […]
Our second evening with Christina was filled with a lot more meat, as we opted for a repeat of last year’s adventure with IKEA and pho again. Unsurprisingly, we also ended up with more bag clips. They’re great. Choice of restaurant for this night was Pho Chu The, one of the more bustling options on Victoria Street and one of the higher rated places here. Menu simply here is pho and when you are seated they already give you the side of bean sprouts, lemon slice and vietnamese herbs.
We both went for the medium sized for $11, mine was beef and brisket and hers was beef and tendon and these were fantastic. A warm, fragrant broth that was pleasant to eat with a flavourful combo that is what pho is all about. The meat was good for the most part and a medium was a pretty good size for us. Not too bustling on this evening and service was efficient.
After about two years in South Melbourne this little unassuming Vietnamese-ish cafe will probably end up being my most frequented lunch stop. So hey, that says a lot. Wat da Pho is about sixty seconds from the office (thirty if you take the fire exit) and […]
A shiny new Vietnamese fusion eatery opened in Elizabeth Street earlier in the year and offers a twist on the usual, with burgers and tweaks on traditional items in an attempt for unique identity and a bit of a difference from the stacks of other options. […]
When there’s seemingly dozens of restaurants serving the same dish in the same street, in one of the most Vietnamese-populated communities in Melbourne, you really gotta have something going for it to be consistently busy. I Love Pho brings one of the best pho games around with great pricing, consistent quality and the freshest of ingredients that keeps these crowds lingering. Victoria Street is no doubt dense in eating options and I do rate I Love Pho amongst the best in the area.
Assuming you’ve scored a table (success right there), you’ll receive a generous portion of broth with rice noodle, meat option (weirdness to your choosing) and the usual vege and lemon suspects. Nothing pretentious, nothing fancy, just the simple flavours of a classic dish done really well, for cheap and efficiency. I’ve had my fair share of pho around town pho sure, but none come to the same quality as this one. They have the volume and skills to keep it great. Just mind the elbows of the table you’re crammed next to (adds to the authenticity I guess), and the “toilets” and you’ll be loving I Love Pho too.