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Published October 21st 2015
Get Pho Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup now
Amongst the profusion of delectable Vietnamese eateries flowering all over Adelaide there are two species. Heavyweight champions such as the popular Yen Linh, Nghi Ngan Quan and Thanh Thanh boast menus with an extensive, kaleidoscopic panoply of Vietnamese delicacies ranging from sugarcane prawns and broken rice to fiery Bún bò Huế and garlicky Nem nướng. Other restaurants such as Pho 75 have opted to specialise in a single dish, reminiscent of stalls in Hawker centres found throughout South-East Asia.
Get Pho Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup
Opened a few months ago and recently given a facelift, Get Pho Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (another mouthful of a name, much like another recent review) falls into the latter category, and aims to bring a dedicated Pho experience on Greenhill Road to the leafy suburb of Tusmore. Trading hours are lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, closed on Tuesday.
The decor is understated and predominantly white with splashes of colour from small framed prints, a few bright red chairs and some interesting lights. The menu comprises a selection of Pho with options including rare rump, beef balls, brisket, tripe, shredded chicken fillets and mushrooms/greens. Also available are roast duck with egg noodles, steamed chicken and vegetable dumplings and rice paper rolls. A regular bowl will set you back $13, a large bowl $15.
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The chewy rice noodles are a perfect vehicle for rich, clear beef broth turbocharged with chilli, herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice. The sliced meatballs, rare beef, thinly sliced tripe and translucent papery-thin slices of onion were perfect, however the spring onions were few compared to other Pho outlets in Adelaide. On a positive note, the accompanying platter of bean sprouts, basil, coriander and lemon wedges was great, as was the generous supply of chilli sauce, chilli with garlic, fresh chilli and hoi sin sauce.