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I had noticed this little Vietnamese Beef Noodle call Pho Hoa place at the Curve before this particular trip, and told Mell that we had to try this place before she left for Melbourne. So on Valentine’s day itself, a day where most couples were standing in line for hours at posher restaurants, we chose to take the opportunity to this place.

No queue there, only a few families and another an old couple who are probably married too many years to be worried about celebrating the overrated Valentine’s (I like the fact that Mell shares the same view with me on this).

Pho Hao vietnamese restaurant at the curve
a small setup tucked at the corner away from the main street at the Curve

I have been in Ho Chi Minh city many times in my previous job, and the one thing I miss the most about Vietnam is the beef noodle, or Pho.

Ever since I stopped going there, I had been visiting Vietnamese restaurants like O’Viet at Sunway Pyramid for try out their pho but most of the time the standards have been not good enough to worth a blog post.

On top of all, I can never find any place that serves pho with beef tendon (my favorite ingredient) until this one. I was so happy!

Pho Hao vietnamese restaurant at the curve
check out that glorious beef tendon!!

Like most restaurants at the Curve, Pho Hoa has an indoor as well as alfresco dining area. Interior decoration is pretty simple and uninspiring, but we were here purely for the food anyway, so it was all good.

The menu at Pho Hoa consist of the usual Vietnamese spring rolls, rice bowls, vermicelli bowls, and of course, the pho. The good thing here is the availability to create your own pho according to your choice of ingredients: brisket, a few types of flanks, steak, tendon, and tripe.

I ordered mine with steak, tripe, and a lot of tendon while Mell went for the basic.

Pho Hao vietnamese restaurant at the curve
KY & Mell and a cup of Vietnamese coffee

The tendon was very soft and tender, just the way it should be. The soup too was rather tasty. Being a true pho lover, I even asked for more basil and mint leaves from the Vietnamese waiter (always a good sign). It was one of the more satisfying bowl of Vietnamese beef noodle I’ve had for a while.

I also had their very strong Vietnamese drip coffee (cafe da), something you should order unless you plan to sleep in the next 6 hours.

The bill came up to less than RM 40 with the two bowls of noodle at RM 15.99 and RM 11.99, definitely within a very good value for the food I had. I’m thinking of having this tomorrow for lunch this weekend!

Address:
Pho Hoa
G34, the Curve,
Mutiara Damansara
PJ, 40870 Selangor

GPS: 3.157699, 101.611540
Tel: 03-7725 9880

Discuss : Vietnamese Beef Noodle at Pho Hoa, the Curve

  1. foodcrazee

    hah! for a guy like you . . . .more herbs needed for the noodles . . .just like in HCMC . .

    however, since we dont have a choice, PHO HOA is ok ler. . . Try the one in Vietnam House . . .no tendon but the PHO TAI . .raw beef . .is delish too.

    The 5 style beef is a must try bro

  2. no nd go so far.. I saw one at Tropicana Mall!

  3. Mekong in Melbourne is pretty awesome too, might beat this place! 😀 27 days more then you can come try, ok!

    I like how it was like a whole bunch of old married people … and then us .. hahahaha. Talk about aging before our time, dear! <3

  4. Yah I go there quite often, very nice and not too rich.

  5. I like the wall painting. Food wise, I think it was so-so only.

  6. what a economical valentine’s day!

  7. agree with u lah…spent my v-day dinner at some normal restaurant…no queue and cheaper price.

    is hard to find a nice vietnamese food here… thanks for ur info on this outlet…will go there and try since my wife been craving for viet food for many weeks liow….

  8. Why you look so humsup one?

    A little more on topic, I haven’t tried this before. : (

  9. Yee Hou, when KY smile like that he looks very hamsap like the one in my blog haha…
    http://hitomi5.blogspot.com/2009/03/dragonball-evolution-screening-100309.html

  10. nice meh!!! i heard so much bout it then i went to the curve, totally sucked. so i tot maybe the chef no mood or whatevr la.

    then i went to tropicana mall and give it a 2nd chance, mana tau still sucked. wont go back ever again.

  11. aint too bad the food they serve, but bit isolated , and staff have no idea how to speak english….

  12. I tried their beef noodles with meatballs. Overall it was quite nice and I liked the soup. 🙂

  13. What did Mell think of the Pho here?? To me, i still find Pho in Melbourne the best. Of course, I got to admit i have not tried the original stuff at Vietnam yet. I love tendon too and ooo…bloody rare beef slices! Slurps!

  14. strong coffee?????bring it on…..! izit nice ar the coffee?

  15. Okay, awesome! I shall visit this outlet soon. Food nice or not, I shall find out. Hehe.

  16. foodcrazy,
    Yaa, the more the better. Ah, and where is Vietnam House?

    thenomadGourmand,
    Ooo, interesting! Thanks.

    Mellissa,
    26 days now! 😀

    ShaolinTiger,
    Agreed. 🙂

    Yiling,
    I like the pho, but their other dishes aren’t very impressive though.

    eiling,
    Oh yes! 😀

    vialentino,
    Just give whatever your wife wants to eat, don’t ask any questions. 😛

    Tan Yee Hou,
    I learn that from you!

    hitomi,
    Cis! 😛

    Cheesie,
    Hahaha what did you order?!

    rj,
    The language part can sometimes be a problem, and I guess that is not restricted to this restaurant.

    Marvin Lee,
    Try the tendon! 😛

    Precious Pea,
    Mell insists that pho in Melbourne is better than Vietnam (she hasn’t been to Vietnam :P)

    breadpitt,
    Oh yess, coffee’s pretty good. 😀

  17. Read her comment…seems like she is a fan of Mekong too! Yes…Mekong rocks!! Lovely pho and also tasty broken rice!!! Slurps!!

  18. hehehe… their beef noodles is nice but i still cannot forget the best beef noodles that i had in US during my business trip… that is done by a vietnamese…. drool drool

  19. the dried noodles a bit too hard but overall still worth the price.

  20. did u try the grilled chicken. taste like char siew. nice too

  21. Precious Pea,
    Yess, I have to go there! 😀

    TZ,
    Ahh, I stayed in US for over 4 years, I know what you mean. 🙂

    Myhorng,
    Yah, the dried noodles aren’t too awesome.

    winn,
    But why don’t we have real char siew instead? 😛

  22. ooh i tried this Viet rest b4 its really quite nice!

  23. it’s one of the better Vietnamese beef noodles around, at least at a reasonable price. one of the decent places to go to eat at the Curve that won’t empty your wallet in one go :p

    I also like to go to the waroeng penyet opposite it. it’s good stuff.

  24. OH….tot u traveled to VN b4…this shop is not that nice, err still nice but cannot compare with VN original..ahahha….I love it when i was in Hanoi

  25. i seem to find the pho at vietnam kitchen better though. and with cheaper price if i’m not wrong 🙂

  26. The Pho taste really good! It carries the authentic taste which I taste at Ho Chi Minh city.

    The Cafe Da, you need to tell them how KOW you want it. They serve it a bit lighter vs the original Vietnam style.

  27. Jade Zheng,
    I’m glad you liked it. 😀

    Enoch,
    Agreed, yah i love waroeng penyet too, and found another one recently!

    huiwen,
    I went to Ho Chi Minh, I think they serve the HCM style here, not Hanoi’s. In any case, it’s very hard to compare to original country, I was comparing with the other local restaurants. 😉

    rokh,
    I doubt the price is cheaper, but in any case, Vietnam Kitchen doesn’t have tendon! tragic.

    email2me,
    Ahhh, I shall ask them to have it super thick for me next time. thanks! 😀

  28. beef noodle..pergh~

  29. Mell would probably find tastier Vietnamese food in Melbourne. Tried a couple there myself. I also tried this Vietnamese restaurant at the Curve…. it’s not too bad.

  30. Yatz,
    Slurps!

    Becklee
    oOo, we shall see. 😀

  31. Heya! shud try the Pho with beef brisket, and their avocado shake (off the menu)

  32. expired foodie,
    Brisket is nice, but tendon is the best! 😛

  33. Thank for support and comment! We will try to improve the service and food quality! Thank for KY & Mell to created this blog! Wish all the best here! Staft from PHO HOA!

  34. Michael,
    You’re welcome. 😀

  35. […] would sometimes order drip coffee when I have my pho fix at Pho Hoa, but lately I’ve been doing it myself, and here is how you can […]

  36. Any idea if this place is still any good? Craving for Vietnamese Pho all of a sudden…

  37. A-Dang Trang

    If you go to Viet Nam, you must try Pho2000, don’t go to places like Pho 24, etc over there. Recommended by my tour guide. Since I don’t eat beef (In Vietnamese: “Tôi không ăn thịt bò”), Phở Chay (Vegetable Pho) is my favourite closest to a beef alike taste. I paid 60.000VND (Approx RM8 that time) and is very good! Best thing is if you learn to speak Vietnamese (even basic) is much easier for you to communicate and ask for the best. Bring a phrasebook, it’s very helpful for you when you visit certain areas that don’t speak English.
    I even learn to make the order purely in Vietnamese language after confirming orders to be made by other fellow tourists like myself too!
    Ever since then, I get lots of help in learning and improvising my Vietnamese and now become the Point of Contact (non-agency, independent agent) for people who wants a tour to Vietnam with ease.

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