27 February 2017

Vietnam Day 1 (Part 2): Beer and Pho Quynh in Pham Ngu Lao

Vietnam Day 1: Xin Chào Ho Chi Minh

Pham Ngu Lao

Pham Ngu Lao is the busy area when it comes at night, full with night life, beers and just ordinary Vietnamese cuisine.  At first, we chilled out trying some of their local beers and accompanied with banh mi.  Great combination snack or appetizer before our big meal, which is raw beef noodle soup or pho bo.  

Saigon beer 14,000VND

Banh Mi 15,000VND plus egg is extra 5,000VND

Pho Tian with raw beef 65,000VND

Banh Mi Bo Kho served with bahn 65,000VND

I'm not a fan of Pho but my hubby loves them.  He always has his pho whenever he sees one.  Although I don't really have pho dish  for myself but I always have a sip of the soup whenever he orders it.  And pho from this restaurant was absolutely toothsome.  The broth was very appetizing and flavorsome.  The raw beef was just melt-in-your-mouth piece of meat.  However, I still prefer my own dish, which was stew beef dish served with Vietnamese bread.  OMG!!  It was a great great dish.  I believe that this beef had been stewed in the broth for long hours, that's why the meat was very tender and absorbed those beautiful flavor from the broth .  The broth itself was very rich and tasteful.  Served with banh mi, Vietnamese white bread that crisp on the outside yet soft in the inside.  A perfect combination, when you dip that white bread into this flavorful broth.  I was just about to lick clean this bowl if no ones around. 

Phở Quỳnh 
323 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Phone: +84 8 3836 8515

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Ho Chi Min:
Vietnam Day 2: War Remnants Museum, Independence Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Post Office, and Local Vietnamese Coffee Shop

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