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vietnamese pho in ho chi minh city
You gotta love this stuff!

Well, after showing you boys and girls my cooking prowess here, here, and here. I’ll let you in some exotic stuff that I myself haven’t master yet. Introducing Pho, pronounced as “fe-er”, or Vietnamese beef noodle soup.

The ingredients (as best I can tell)

  • Beef brisket, sliced meat, tendon, beef balls, or other beef parts
  • onion
  • spring onion
  • basil leaves, jalapeno peppers, lemon, and lightly boiled beans sprout on the side
  • rice noodle
  • awesome beef soup with some herbs and stuff I seriously have no idea

This stuff tastes awesome, and carries a different flavor from the Malaysian hawker food. It is not sweet but slightly salty, and carries a mild salty and beefy flavor. The basil leaves and bean sprouts further enhance the flavor of the soup and really add to the color too. Some Jalapeno peppers will put a kick to the soup for those who loves hot food.

I had the pho in my must-visit restaurant everytime I go to Ho Chi Minh City. It is located at District 1 and situated just behind the Renaissance Riverside Hotel. Here at Kuala Lumpur you can go to 1-U new wing and try it at the Vietnam Kitchen restaurant. However, the local pho doens’t do justice to what you can find at HCMC.

pho shop in ho chi minh city

vietnamese pho
A satisfied customer. Total bill was about RM 8.00

Discuss : KY eats – Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup, Pho

  1. […] In previous posts I have introduced you noobs about Pho, an expensive Hue meal, and vietnamese coconut ice cream and coffee. This time around I visited another excellent old school type of food establishment to have some classic Vietnamese BBQ and Steamboat kinda thing. […]

  2. […] Now that you’ve read about my entries on Vietnamese meals here and here, it’s time to move on to the desserts. […]

  3. […] This beef noodle, though instant it might be, is one of the best I’ve ever had, better than most freshly prepared offerings, and almost up to par with my all time favorite, the Vietnamese pho that is freshly prepared. […]

  4. […] It’s been a while since the last time I had pho in KL, and it’s been even longer since I went to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. As we were looking for dinner before movie, I happened to chance upon O’ Viet and decided to remind myself why I had come to love this traditional Vietnamese dish. […]

  5. […] Chi Minh city many times in my previous job, and the one thing I miss the most about Vietnam is the beef noodle, or […]

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