iPho is a new player in Garema Place and while at $11.50 it’s not eligible for the $10 lunch review I thought I’d Give it a go.
Pho (pronounced “fur”) is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine. A rich noodle soup with all the taste fireworks you’d expect from Vietnam.
I first encountered it on a wet night in Hanoi after a day I nearly died twice crossing the border from China. As just about the only good thing to happen to me that day it will always occupy a warm place in my heart.
iPho is having some fun with the iconic Apple branding and when I went in the clientelle was exclusively asian.
For $11.50 I got a basic beef pho, which was ready in the time it took me to go to the ATM next door.
In the picture above you can see all the goodies.
A bowl full of beef broth (they basically boil a roast for days to make it), beef, and noodles. Accompanying it is a bag of mung beans, chilli, lemon, and a sprig of mint. There’s also a little pot of thick sauces, one of them chilli.
At your desk chuck them all in (strip the leaves off the mint sprig), mix, and you get this:
This one was a little on the sweet side for mine, but the beef was generous and I enjoyed it thoroughly. On a cold day this will most assuredly warm your cockles.
I’ll be adding it into my lunch rotation.