When comes to Vietnamese cuisine, one of the must-have dishes has to be the classic pho. It’s a popular rice noodle soup typically made from a beef stock with different beef cuts such as beef briskets and slices. Below are the 8 slurp-worthy Vietnamese pho in Klang Valley worth checking out.
1) An Viet
An Viet’s signature beef pho is one of their must-try dishes on the menu. Expect a good portion and so does the overall taste that harmonises altogether. This includes slurpy rice noodles and amazingly beefy and of course, flavourful MSG-free clear broth. The combination of raw beef slice and beef brisket that soaked into the broth tastes tender without being overly chewy.
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2) Pho Vietz
Popular Vietnamese restaurant chain Pho Vietz has a few outlets in Klang Valley alone, namely 1 Utama and Empire Shopping Gallery. Having tried their signature 4-Beef Combo Noodle Soup, it’s full of beefy goodness of different imported beef cuts (brisket, slices, shank and balls) and equally tasty, yet aromatic beef broth. You can also opt for other variations of pho such as 2 or 3-Beef Combo Noodle Soup. But if you prefer a pho with some mild heat, consider trying their Hue Style Spicy Beef Noodle Soup.
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3) Rasa Viet
Pho is often synonymous with beef noodle soup. But Rasa Viet offers different types of pho, covering not only the usual beef but also chicken, vegetarian as well as prawns and even smoked duck. They do not serve pork, making it ideal for Muslim customers to dine here since Rasa Viet uses halal-certified ingredients. For those who are bored with the same old beef-based variety, do try the Smoked Duck Pho that comes highly recommended by many customers — rich herb-infused broth that goes with the rice noodles and juicy smoked duck slices.
Address: Unit No. G-3A, Level Ground, The Sphere, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Pho Real
Foodies’ Nest is a food court in The Starling that houses a few stalls including Pho Real. Their Hanoi Beef Pho comes highly recommended, offering a standard (beef fillet & brisket) and special (beef fillet, brisket, balls & tendon) choice. Having tasted their standard Hanoi Beef Pho before, I did enjoy their tender beef cuts and so do the savoury sweetness of the beef broth. You can also choose to add on different beef cuts at a fraction of the price. Other types of pho available include Traditional Chicken Pho with Pork Balls and Hue Spicy Beef Noodle.
Address: Foodies’ Nest, Level 3, The Starling, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
5) Sao Nam
Sao Nam specialises in authentic Vietnamese cuisine and one of their classic dishes includes Beef Pho. Here, they do not take shortcuts when comes to making their pho. That means simmering the soup for about 10 hours, which in turn, helps to make it more robust and flavourful with no added MSG whatsoever. Coupled with imported delicious beef slices and slithery rice noodles, it’s a dish worth ordering the next time you dine at Sao Nam.
Address: 25, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Fancy some home-style Vietnamese dishes? You might want to check out Ara Vietnamese Noodles at Damansara Utama. Their pho is one of the signature dishes on the menu, where you can choose your preferred noodle type (kuey teow, VN kuey teow, vermicelli or mee hoon). First-timers can consider the Special Beef Mix Noodle, which consists of clear beefy broth infused with herbs and spices. You’ll also get a mix of different beef cuts from briskets to balls and tripes and of course, other essential aromatics to complete this slurpy noodle soup dish.
Address: 45, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
7) Pho King
Quality ingredients matter when comes to Pho King’s range of Vietnamese dishes. And given the name of their restaurant, it comes as no surprise that pho is their highlight on the menu. Using only imported beef from Australia, you can opt for a junior, regular or large portion. It has everything that a good pho should be: soup bursting with enough beefy flavour, tender beef cuts with slurp-licious rice noodles and other ingredients all added together in the bowl. Other than the usual beef varieties, they also offer a spicy version (Hue Style Spicy Beef Noodles) and pork pho.
Address: 153, Jalan SS 2/6, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
8) Super Saigon
Super Saigon needs no introduction, given its multiple presence in several outlets in Klang Valley such as TTDI and Subang Parade. They only use halal-certified products and even insisted on using only fresh ingredients for their dishes. This includes their signature pho, where you can expect delicious broth simmered for hours. Not to forget, essential herbs, bean sprouts, rice noodles and of course, imported beef cuts from Australia. The result? A pho that will have you slurping from start till the end. Not into beef? They have other pho available in chicken and vegetarian too.
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