My visit: I’ve been hearing a lot of raves about Pho Bar so I decided to pay a visit as I’ve been longing for an authentic bowl of Viet noodles.
I ordered the medium rare beef pho. The beef was tender and the flat noodles were of good quality and chewy. The beansprouts were fresh and crunchy and the thai basil was sharp. But we all know that one must judge a bowl of pho by its broth. The broth at Pho Bar was dark in color. It was rich in beef flavor however it lacked complexity and fragrance.
Verdict: Overall, I thought the pho here was okay. You can definitely taste the long hours of simmering in the broth. However, I do prefer my pho in a crystal clear broth with a balance of rich beef stock, savoury-sweetness, and a hint of cinnamon. Pho bar’s noodle soup is definitely different from what other Vietnamese restaurants has to offer yet it’s far from being authentic either. Sadly… my search for a traditional bowl of pho continues…
Happy eating 🙂
G/F, 24 Li Yuen Street West, Central