Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pho Dzung City Noodle Shop @ Russell Street, Melbourne


Unlike in Malaysia, where the only thing to ponder about the weather is whether it will rain or not, Melbourne springs more surprises than that. Despite entering Spring for a whole month, it has been chilly and warm weather is still a rarity. So much as i like the cold, sometimes i just want to feel the warmth and it doesn't help that my in-built heater can only go to a high of 30 degrees which takes forever to achieve.

The next best thing is to eat to fill warm and it means lots of hot soup and one place i like to go to is Pho Dzung for some warm pho.

The norm is usually to go to Mekong, the establishment that probably bought Pho to Melbourne, the place still reeks of the 80s-90s but the over the years, i think the pho has just gone down hill. So it was pretty lucky for me to find another one just a street away and this has been my firm favourite.

Huge portions, tasty and keeps you warm, what more can you ask for?


To eat list this week if it gets terribly cold again.

Small portions are like AUD 8.50 and it goes up by a dollar for every size up. Value for money.

Address and contact details:

234 Russell St
Melbourne, 3000

Tel: (03) 9663 8885

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. I am not sure whether i would still be so attracted to the idea of eating Pho if it was summer but for the mean time, this is like a weekly treat if i need something warm.

Pho Dzung City Noodle Shop on Urbanspoon

14 comments:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look at your bowl of pho, it remind me the delicious of pho served in Pho Hoa in Ho Chi Minh!

J said...

Hey is this the place you brought me to?
:)

(boo hoo. my photo is gooooonnneee)

Michelle Chin said...

Each time my parents come over to Melbourne, they will whine about how Vietnamese food in KL is weird. So, I always have to bring them to Richmond to get at least one Pho fix. You should head to Richmond sometime soon! The pho is cheaper and the portions are larger. :) Thanks to the amount of Vietnamese restaurants on Victoria Street aka little Saigon

Michelle Chin said...

Each time my parents come over to Melbourne, they will whine about how Vietnamese food in KL is weird. So, I always have to bring them to Richmond to get at least one Pho fix. You should head to Richmond sometime soon! The pho is cheaper and the portions are larger. :) Thanks to the amount of Vietnamese restaurants on Victoria Street aka little Saigon

thule a.k.a leo said...

Yup!! no matter whether it rains or it gets too cold... a bowl of steaming hot noodle soup or soup can warm our stomach huh???

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love Pho! but I bet you , JOE, can make the best one. Now a days hor, u so damn good in da kitchen!

UnkaLeong said...

Wah...that looks like a very nice bowl of noodles, especially with the cold front that you have been having ;)

Tummy Rumble said...

yea man, enjoy it while you can.. vietnamese food in KL suck... haven't found a good place yet..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tummyrumble: i know! n vietnam is much nearer to msia than melb!

unka: yes perfect for cold weather.

c&c: u must b jokin la, unless i slaughter a cow n put it in the pot!

leo: yes yes but when summer hor, i need cold stuff!

michelle: richmond is scary with all the viet signs!

j:yes! did u not recover the pics yet?

sonia: well does that means it looks authentic?

zewt said...

is this in springvale... love the beef noodles there.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

zewt: nope this 1 is in the city.

Sean said...

some cili padi would work well with that pho to warm u up! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: well there also have chilli but i dont like it spicy!

eiling lim said...

yeah when i was in Melbourne i do realise that pho is actually quite popular. You can find it almost everywhere!