Vietnamese street food restaurant Pho in Soho, London

The only Vietnamese food I ever consumed are Vietnamese loempia’s (springrolls). This changed when I visited London. From now on I love Vietnamese food like I love Indonesian (got some of my grandmoms leftovers for lunch at work today, woohoo!), Thai, Malaysian, Japanese and Chinese food. But when I think of it…is there any Asian kitchen I don’t like? I’m not very familiar with Korean  food for example yet but I’m sure I’ll like it too, for me it’s never too exotic…..

Pho opened in Clerkenwell in June 2005 as London’s first Vietnamese street food restaurant.
They’re family run, small, informal and serve great value, deliciously healthy and authentically prepared Vietnamese food . They specialise in the Vietnamese national dish, pho, an amazingly tasty and nutritious noodle soup, as well as other wonderful Vietnamese foods, coffees (served Vietnamese style including the renowned weasel coffee! ), beers and fresh juices. They now have 5 restaurants in London and one restaurant in Brighton. Pho Soho is right in the middle of Wardour Street in a listed building once home to a famous furniture designer of the 1790’s. It’s a uniquely shaped restaurant with lots of character – original brickwork, old sash windows and 3 fireplaces. Pho Soho seats around 58 and offers Pho’s full menu eat in and takeaway seven days a week.

Check the menu http://www.phocafe.co.uk/files/menus/eatin_soho.pdf

We entered the busy place around 2200 pm, were told to have a drink at he bar, but we were already seated after 5 min. We kicked off with some kroepoek; prawn crackers with chilli sauce. I ordered Bun Bo Hue, a hot ad spicy brisky beef soup or pho, served with a chilli shrimp paste (This dish tasted like it was made especially for me! It contains everything I like!)  accompanied by a homemade lemonade with limes & Vietnamese Hanoi vodka. It tasted like an unbelievably good lemonade without vodka. I saw the waitresss poor in the vodka, it was definitely there. I’ll have to figure out how to make such a lemonade before the picnick season starts again (it’s rainy. Very rainy.). TIPS?

Pass by Poh if you would like an affordable & filling & very tasty dinner. Or lunch ofcourse.
More info:
Monday to Saturday 12 – 11pm
Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Address: 163-165 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8WN,
http://www.phocafe.co.uk/



So… What is your ultimate lemonade-recipe (Don’t worry, child-friendly-lemonade is perfect, the rest comes later.) ?

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4 Comments to “Vietnamese street food restaurant Pho in Soho, London”

  1. I love a good Pho and lemongrass pork! Vietnamese food is becoming an all time favourite in this household :) sounds like you’re still living up some good food memories on your return from London and keep it coming!

  2. If you still haven’t tried Korean food yet, do so. It’s amazing, very spicy with complex flavors. I believe the Koreans created barbeque.

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