A steaming bowl of pho is one of those meals that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In Vietnam it's not uncommon to see people gathered on small plastic stools downing the warm beefy broth at 6AM. Here in Australia pho is most commonly a lunchtime dish, whether you grab a bowl at the food court or from your favourite Vietnamese restaurant. It doesn't really matter when you're eating it, we want to know where you're eating it. We're looking for Adelaide's best pho, and we want your help to find it.
If you're in the CBD there are a few pho options scattered around the city. In the Central Market food hall you can find pho amongst the bowls of laksa and tom yum, and in Rundle Mall you'll find Love Pho in the Myer Centre food court. One of the highlights of the CBD's pho offerings would have to be Thanh Thanh. It's tucked down Field Street, just off of Gouger, and they probably have the best pho in the city. The flavour can be subtle at times, but the servings are generous and there are plenty of options available. Pile on the bean sprouts, fresh herbs, and add some sauce for that extra kick.
Pho Ba Ria 2 is nestled in the Western Suburbs, the home of some of Adelaide's best Vietnamese food. It's definitely one of the most popular options for pho in Adelaide, but those who don't venture into the Western Suburbs very often could be missing out. The broth is full of that delicious beefy flavour, the noodles are fresh, and there is a generous serving of meat. It may not be the classiest of joints, but a good bowl of pho can put anything right.
Hanson Road is a great place if you're after Vietnamese food. As well as Pho Ba Ria 2, other places include: Than Nu Y Restaurant, Tan Quy and Hoang Gia, and this is just on the one street.
So when you're not out West where can you go? Pho Nam Vietnamese is said to be one of the best in the Eastern Suburbs, and if you know of somewhere South of the city that does great pho we'd love to hear about it.
Let us know where your favourite pho is found. Do you like the mix that's part of combination pho, or do you prefer to stick to straight chicken or beef? Do you lay on the chillies, or keep it cool? Fill us in on how you like your pho and where we'll find the best bowl in Adelaide.
Best pho in Adelaide is at Pho Minh, a small eatery in Mansfield Park - its on 86 Wilson street. Thats all they pretty much serve at that restaurant, Pho and a couple of broken rice dishes, you should definately give it a try!