July 26, 2012

Pho Vietnam





 My family took me out to dinner and since I love Pho, we decided to go to a place we've never been before. (Insert laughing here.) We were in the area (checking out our slab of quartz, for our new counter top!) so instead of heading to our favourite Vietnamese place, Pho Xelua or Pho 88 we went to Pho Vietnam. 

People usually go have pho, because it's essentially fast food and because it's really frigg'n delicious. Food is definitely not served quickly at Pho Vietnam. Actually, I don't think I've ever waited more than 4 minutes between ordering and receiving my hot bowl of steamy, brothy noodles! Here? It was nearly 10 minutes before our unflavourful, over cooked, petite portion of pho came out. My mum and I ordered mediums and my pops and brother ordered large (largest available size) thinking we would be rolling out of the restaurant, filled to the brim with noodles and beef. This was not the case. Medium was like a small and large were like mediums. HELLO?! They're rice noodles for the love of God! Way to be stingy and cheap! Honestly, give 25¢ more worth of noodles and have your customers leave full. 

Oh and the worse part? Their prices. $7.99 for a medium and $8.99 for a large. If Pho Vietnam is charging nearly $10 for noodles in broth, it better be damn good! Rich, flavourful broth (which it was not), large portions (which it wasn't) and friendly service where the boss isn't staring down at his customers. lol Will we return? Nope. Recommend to others? Nope. Stay clear, I say! 

We went to A&W for burgers after shelling out $50 for dinner (we had a good laugh at this) then for ice cream and Dairy Queen. My treat. :) 

P.S. My DQ chocolate dipped cone is without a signature swirl! Clearly it was not a foody kind of day.

2 comments:

  1. Where was this? Have you tried Pho Bistro on Steeles West just after Yonge? It's in the plaza JUST before crappy Train (Xelua). Their portions are decent and the broth is clear (nothing is worse than very fatty broth).

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  2. @Beauty Savvy In Scarborough! 3262 Midland Avenue. I've never noticed or heard of Pho Bistro! That's SO close to my house. Must try!

    It must be because we go to Train..lol I don't think that place is that bad!! Maybe they changed owners after their renovations?

    How are the spring rolls at Pho Bistro? Man, I could eat those day and night. Mmm..

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