However with the warmer months, the last thing you want to do is sweat before, during and after a bowl of hot pho. Thankfully with the evident colder nights around, we couldn't wait to get back to our "pho" habit and there is no better place to start than in Market Square. With a reputation for being a jack of all trade (simply because there are so many restaurants serving so many different kind of asian cuisines) and nothing really standing out, Pho Hien Vuong seem to have proved me wrong with their pho.
With their long queues, old decor and furniture that looked past it's prime and busy waitressing staff; I swear these are prerequisites for an Australian pho shop judging from my experiences in Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane.
It was one of those funny days when you can't resist a cold drink despite the cold, just like the other day when we had ice-cream on a 10 degree night in short pants.
Apart from pho, there is the beef brisket noodles; thick gelatinous sauce, chunks of meat and carrot and smooth noodles.
How can one not order pho in a pho shop, its like not ordering fried chicken in KFC. The pho was pretty good, well boiled stock (not sure if there was MSG though), lots of beef slices and other parts you fancy.
If you are tired of pho, there are the lemongrass pork and chicken chops served with rice, pretty decent too!
Cheap and delicious vietnamese food (a noodle and a drink goes for just about 10-11 dollars depending on the size you want), what is there not to like? The best part is you can always squeeze a bit of fish sauce if you need more flavour!
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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. It is what it is, cheap and fast pho, just don't expect the best of service, the quietest of ambience and a place to impress a girl on a first date (unless she totally digs pho).