Pho Saigon on Kingsway

Updated 17th August 2010: This restaurant is closed according to Urbanspoon.

Giving just a crumb to the hungry is worth more than giving lunch to the satisfied.
~ Vietnamese Proverb

I missed authentic Asian food after a week in the states. While there Arkensen MSN’ed me and we agreed we should go for pho this weekend. We went to a place called Pho Saigon along the eastern end of Kingsway, you know, the section just before Kingsgate?


We have been to this place before. What we liked about this place was not so much of the pho noodles but the other Vietnamese food. It had been a while and were surprised that the place had a new coat of paint. It’s much brighter now. Apparently, the owner has changed because we could not see the normal faces and the menu does look different.

IMG_3554_edited-1Everytime I am here I ordered their dry seafood noodles. I ordered the same this time but they don’t look as good as last time. I prefer darker sauce but this one is much lighter. Enjoyed the squid and prawns — very generous portion.
IMG_3558_edited-1Suanne and Nanzaro shared the curry chicken with rice. It was not spicy but was very rich. I can see that they used a lot of coconut milk. There was very few meat — just three miserable pieces. There were more pieces of potatoes and carrots. No, not as good as it was last time we came.
IMG_3556_edited-1Arkensen will always go for Pho. He’s not the adventurous type when it comes to food. This time he has graduated from Beef Balls Pho to the No 1 Pho (all kinds of beef meat) — hmm, I am impressed. He finished off the whole LARGE bowl. I like to see that he finishes so much food.

So, is it good? No, it’s nothing to shout about. The place is simply not the same anymore — nice looking place but the food is just so-so. Total damage (including tips): $24.

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  1. Tara

    I’d go with the Pho too, looks yum

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