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Saigon Pho Vietnamese Restaurant

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Published September 25th 2012
Just had my first pho experience I'm a fan

Saigon Pho have a restaurant on Lygon Street, across the road from Toto's Pizza House and next door to Carlton Curry House, and another restaurant in Footscray on Nicholson Street. They're open 7 days a week from 10am until 10pm and take-away is available.

Seated outside on Lygon Street, I had to compete with wind, falling leaves and seagulls. I'd push for an inside seat next time.

I ordered a small chilli beef soup called Bun Bo Hue, which came with a salad garnish (chilled bean shoots, shredded lettuce, a few mint leaves, fresh chilli and a small lemon wedge). Actually, the salad came out first and left me wondering if I'd ordered the wrong thing.

When my soup did come, it was a huge portion and the beef was melt-in-your-mouth-amazing and I'm not a fan of meat. I didn't love the noodles they tasted a little like over-cooked spaghetti to me, but the comparison is probably not a fair one, and they did add value and bulk to the soup. The broth flavours were delicious (mostly chilli).

Next time I'd like to try Saigon Pho's spring rolls.

Psst Can anyone tell me what this white chunk was?

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Why? Pho is amazing.
When: 7 days a week from 10am until 10pm
Phone: (03) 9654 9653
Where: 106 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Cost: Under $10 for a bowl of pho
Your Comment
The white chunk is vietnamese style ham
by maych (score: 0|6) 2863 days ago
Update: This soup is actually called Bun Bo Hue! Thanks Kim :)
by - (score: 2|799) 2860 days ago
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