Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pho Hong On Kingsway

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Pho So 1

Pho Hong is located on Kingsway. When you walk in you're greeted by an outdated exterior, with booths in the centre of the restaurant. The service here isn't the best, to be honest. The waitress has a constant scowl on her face and coldly asked us what we wanted to order. The lady that works in the back, who comes out occasionally, is really friendly though! She even complimented me and we made small talk haha

4/5 stars
My parents and I all ordered the Pho So 1 Combo in the Large size. The large size is only 50 cents more! I think they just give you more noodles, hence the small price difference. The Pho on it's own is $7.50 and the combo is a dollar more because you get a spring roll.

Their portion sizes are huge! You get so much meat, that it's almost overwhelming haha!The Pho So 1is a combination all the meat that's available, there's thin beef slices, beef balls, tendon, and intestine!
I really enjoy the beef balls and tendon, as they're insanely chewy. The thin beef slices fall short, they're slightly on the dry side and lack flavour but I remedy that by adding a ton of hoisoin sauce. The soup is really potent and you can definitely taste the beef broth! The texture of the noodles are wonderful, they're smooth, not gummy or limp. 
Spring Rolls
4/5 stars
We got a huge plate of bean sprouts for our three large Phos. We also got 3 sides of Spring Rolls. The Spring Rolls here are my favourite! The exterior shell is perfectly crispy and crunchy. The filling is beef with vegetables, really flavourful. I also really love their fish sauce, so much so that I had to ask for seconds!
Bean Sprouts and Lemon





















Pros:
-Huge portion sizes
-Filling
-Cheap
-Great spring rolls

Cons:
-Bad service

The verdict: Definitely one of the best Pho places in Burnaby! Really cheap and filling, a winner in my opinion! The interior could use a update, but overall: awesome!

Overall Rating: 4 stars.
 

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