Vietnam is the country I traveled to the most times thanks to my previous job, and while I don’t miss that role too much, one thing that I’ve always missed was some awesome Vietnamese cuisine, which seems to be living in Thai food’s shadow when it comes to offerings from South East Asia.

Over the last few years though, it has starting to make headrooms, perhaps in parallel of the country’s economic expansion, definitely a good thing for those of us who loves variety.

Pho Vietz at Atria Shopping Gallery, almost always packed
Pho Vietz at Atria Shopping Gallery, almost always packed

One of the latest Vietnamese restaurant that is fast gaining popularity is Pho Vietz at Atria (and now also at Empire Mall Subang). The place is almost perpetually packed, and it’s not difficult to see why, they serve pretty good food in a modern and comfortable setting while being reasonable in price.

Most importantly, it is also one of the very few proper Vietnamese restaurant that offers pork.

traditional spring role, baguette, banh mi
traditional spring role, baguette, banh mi

The menu is pretty extensive, there’s snacks such as spring roles, banh mi (baguette), several types of pho, vermicelli, ho fun, and different rice plates with curry, pork/beef stew, and clay pot dishes.

We’ve been to the place twice and tried several of their dishes. The prawn role (RM 8.50) was decent but I found the skin a bit too tough for my liking.

Banh Mi, or baguette (RM 9.90 or 10.90) with pork was an absolute treat with really crispy exterior and soft, airy bread within. It is like Subway but twice as good, especially if you love the mixture of yummy pork and those slightly sweetish sauce with plenty of vegetable. You can also have the baguette separately to go with beef stew (RM 17.90).

pho, stew beef with baguette, spring role with vermicelli
pho, stew beef with baguette, spring role with vermicelli

The standard pho (RM 17.90) here had a good soup base and pretty fresh, delicious slices of beef. We asked for more basil and bean sprouts and the restaurant gladly supplied a full plate of greens. That being said, I wished they had beef tendon though.

For those who wants even more greens, the Vietnamese Spring Role Vermicelli (RM 14.90) will not disappoint. There’s basil, mint, cucumber, carrot, bean sprout, and all sorts of healthy bits in the bowl.

caramel sliced pork belly with rice, KY, Haze, Johnson
caramel sliced pork belly with rice, KY, Haze, Johnson

On my second visit, I had the Caramel Sliced Pork Belly with Rice (RM 19.90) which quickly turned out to be one of my favorites. The “3 layer” belly was properly marinated and perfectly cooked, it was rather strong tasting so finishing the whole bowl of rice is a definite plus. If you’re a pork lover, you’ll definitely enjoy this.

If you’re a fan of Vietnamese food, this is definitely a decent hang-out, just don’t go there during peak lunch/dinner hours and expect to have your food served quickly (or get a table immediately for that matter).

atria shopping gallery map

Address:
Pho Vietz
T08 & T09,
Atria Shopping Gallery
Damansara Jaya,

Jalan SS 22/23,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS3.127261, 101.616595
Tel03-7731 3020

KY eats – Pho Vietz (non halal), Atria Shopping Gallery, PJ
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24 thoughts on “KY eats – Pho Vietz (non halal), Atria Shopping Gallery, PJ

    • September 18, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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      Monica: a trend I can get myself behind 😀

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      • September 19, 2016 at 7:21 am
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        ahahahaha “trend” one month is viet, next month is thai, month after that is kale soup blerrrrgghhhhhh……

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        • September 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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          immature: won’t be a bad thing!

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          • September 22, 2016 at 6:22 am
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            uncle KY likes kale soup??? #unfriend

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            • September 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm
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              immature: I don’t discriminate!

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  • September 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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    KY, my Vietnamese friends said pho in states is better than their homeland due better ingredients and meats use in it. There no sarachia in Vietnam some time no hoy sein sauce too. They serve cooked bean sprouts too. Your seem so good looking. Banh Mi gone up in price from 3.00 to 6.50 but some places make it a foot long and more filling in it now.

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    • September 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm
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      Vickie: I’m surprised that your friend said that, but there can be some truth to it. Foot long banh mi is certainly quite American!

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      • September 19, 2016 at 7:26 am
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        ya lah of course no hoisin sauce, but Americaland got that General Tso Kung Pow sauce or something hehehehehehee

        And yes, foot long banh mi is popular now since they exposed jarod from subway LOL

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  • September 18, 2016 at 11:26 pm
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    Definitely craving for good Vietnamese food since back from Ho Chi Minh.

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  • September 19, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    Wowwwww!!! My kind of cuisine, I know I would love this place and looking at the crowd, I am pretty sure I will not be disappointed.

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    • September 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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      suituapui: that you’ll be right. 😀

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    • September 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: yah definitely a good comfort food.

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  • September 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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    Both stewed beef and pork belly looks good to go with rice~

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    • September 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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      Choi Yen: or baguette!

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  • September 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm
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    I’m a fan of Vietnamese food! Miss Vietnam and would love to go back next year 😀

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    • September 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm
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      Ken: sounds like a good plan!

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  • September 24, 2016 at 10:47 am
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    their food memang not bad eh. find that the Gardens – An Viet is better.

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    • September 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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      taufulou: interesting, i should check that out.

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  • September 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm
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    So many ppl, should go and try it out this weekend. Thx for sharing

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      • September 26, 2016 at 6:36 am
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        me also dunno why so many ppl wan. hmm, must be instagram meet hehehehehehehehehehhe

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