Spring is here! Although the weather hasn’t felt like the season has changed, that’s for sure. What better way to warm yourself up than a great big bowl of pho, with that in mind, let us get into today’s review.Pho certainly isn’t hard to come by on Victoria Street, however, Pho Dzung Tan Dinh’s stellar reviews led us to dine here tonight. The interior was a lot cleaner than some other Vietnamese restaurants, with white and non-sticky tables, and a variety of condiments on the table, a promising meal was expected.
The menu had every pho topping combination you could imagine, and I settled for my usual order of special beef. Two bowls of piping hot noodle came out in less than five minutes, and after mixing in some bean spout, I was ready to dig in.
Pho Dazung certainly was generous with their toppings, beef balls, tendons, sliced rare beef, among other goodies were floating around in the white bowl, but my favourite part was the soup. Something that always fascinates me is how a clear soup can have such an amazing depth of flavour. I couldn’t taste any MSG in the soup base, and happily slurped away.
The chicken pho was equally delicious, with the soup being lighter than the beef version, but still full of flavour. The sliced chicken was a little dry however, but that was made up with the flavoursome soup in my mum’s opinion.
Service was pretty much non-existent, as to be expected, but the quality of the pho means that I will definitely come back. If only there was some high quality pho closer to home.
How to get there:
Pho Dzung Tan Dinh is located on Victoria Street in Richmond, catch the 109 tram and get off at stop #21 Church St/Victoria St, and the restaurant is 4 mins walk away.