As a kid when my family would go to Pho 75 in Rosslyn after church on Sundays I used to get Wendy’s. Yes, I was a picky eater, and yes I chose a hamburger and fries over a delectable bowl of beef noodle soup. I have since learned and lamented the err of my ways and I now join my family and friends in feasting on the amazing bowl of life the Vietnamese call pho.
I began my meal at Pho Vietnam with Cuon Nem Nuong (grilled pork meatball rolls), these were mediocre, the best I have ever had were at Nha Trang restaurant in Eden, which is sadly now closed.
Now down to business, let’s get to the pho. Pho Vietnam’s broth is tasty, flavorful with a clean finish. The noodles were a bit overcooked (can’t stand mushy noodles) and the toppings were just ok. If I had it my way, I’d grab a tub of broth from Pho Vietnam and run across the street to Pho Royal for noodles and toppings, that would be a kickass bowl of pho, luckily I have a husband to keep me in check and have not done this, but just you wait, one of these days…
The decor: True to the style of most Vietnamese eateries, it’s nothing to write home about. It’s clean and minimal.
The service: Our server was a pleasant old man who was shocked when I ordered two entrees (my husband stopped at another store before joining me for lunch).
The food: Pho.
- Taste – Delicious broth, ok noodles and toppings, maybe next time I’ll have better luck.
- The presentation – duh, yum.
- The price – Pho is now more expensive than the days when I got the Wendy’s long ago, but this place is on par with most pho restaurants today, about $7 a bowl.
The VUrdict: Glad to have another pho option nearby. Their rice/noodle entrees are good too. I’ll be back many times.