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Pho [pronounced fuh] is THE Vietnamese national dish, and can be compared with a broth. Found in many street food stands around Vietnam, it's an aromatic and nutritious linguini-shaped rice noodle soup served with herbs. These herbs, together with the table condiments, is an essential part of eating Pho and will add another dimension to the dish as you please.
The trend of healthy eating continues with the succes of Pho. With locations in London, Manchester and Bristol, its looking further to expand in the UK. I've visited the Spitalfields branch and had the Pho Tai, a broth with thinly sliced steak (£8.50). From the drinks list, I kept it healthy with the Apple, Mint and Lime juice (£3.40). If you don't really fancy broths, don't worry, as Pho serves salads and wok fried dishes too. An alcoholic?! Then go for one (or two) of the cocktails, wine or Vietnamese spirits!
It's a cool, casual and informal dining place. Wooden interior with some quirky features, like the neon sign. Pleasant and helpful staff, ready for a chat and a laugh. Open for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy Pho for a quick and healthy lunch or popping in with friends before heading of for some late nights drinks elsewhere. But be aware, NO RESERVATIONS!
...Luckily there is a take-away option too.