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Published August 21st 2016
It's Pho Time in Balmain
Vietnamese Pho soup is like medicine for the body. Studies are now showing how important bone broth is for gut health and keeping the body in balance. In winter weather the hot broth, chicken, beef or vegetarian pho complete with bean sprouts and fresh herbs really hits the spot.
With that in mind, I was very excited to see Balmain now has the delicious PhoXpress Foodhouse that is open for lunch as well dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
PhoXpress Foodhouse is not just any Vietnamese restaurant. They specialise in fresh quality ingredients for all of their dishes, which have no MSG. The Pho broth is slow cooked for at least 16 hours in a PXF blend of herbs creating a delicious healthy broth.
The decor is very hip and fresh as well, the restaurant has a fun contemporary vibe that fits in well with their healthy fresh modern food, stemming from traditional Vietnamese recipes.
My dining companion and I decided to share the lemongrass chicken rolls and they were a hit. Complete with the fresh herbs and the unique addition of nori (seaweed) and my favourite peanut sauce on the side, we couldn't go wrong.
We both ordered pho, I chose the chicken pho while my friend went with the beef special classic pho.
The pho came out picture perfect, steaming hot bowls of perfection, with a rich dark healing broth. The chicken pho had the addition of chicken hearts, which is the traditional way to make pho soup Tracey the owner shared with me.
Tami's beef soup had slow cooked scotch fillet, beef ball,broth simmered ox tails, beef bible and broth simmered
beef shin. Tami raved about the soup and said how delicious it was.
The recipes are traditional from Vietnam and they truly hit the mark for a delicious pho soup.
I was also intrigued at the beautiful Vietnamese creation myth that is placed on the menus and up on the walls at the restaurant. It's a nice touch to learn more about Vietnamese culture while you are eating the delectable healthy cuisine.