Pho may not be my top favourite food in the world, but I certainly do enjoy having it from time to time. I haven't had a bowl of satisfying pho since I moved to Toronto from Ottawa until I visited Pho Viet Xpress (located on Bathurst & Steeles Ave W) for the first time - a few months back. After going back to this restaurant 4 to 5 times and noticing the consistency of the food, I had to feature them on my blog and share this with my fellow Torontonians and Ottawa peeps that want to have pho in Toronto.
In more than one occasions, Ottawa peeps or at least my Ottawa friends who have also moved to Toronto seem to agree that it's hard to find a good pho restaurant here - making pho one of our priorities when visiting Ottawa.
As I have mentioned in a previous post - I am no real foodie, however I do love food, enjoy watching food shows and cooking from time to time. It's probably a no brainer that broth is the most important ingredient in pho. At least to me, that is the key to determining whether the bowl of pho is good or not.
The restaurant appears to be small on the outside, but it's actually pretty spacious on the inside and looks clean. The restaurant is run by Vietnamese people, which is always a plus. I haven't tried all the items on their menu, however based on the items I had I would give them a 4 star rating out of 5.
If you are wondering, I have tried their deep fried spring rolls, fresh rice wrap rolls, pho, rice dishes and their Vietnamese iced coffee. To be fair, I do have to say their iced coffee wasn't the best I've tried - personally I felt that the bitter coffee taste was a little bit too strong, but apart from that everything else was great. The rice noodles and rice portions were well balanced with the meat portions, whereas other places usually serve larger rice noodles and rice portions. To top things off, the broth was flavourful and well balanced.
If you're from Toronto or have visited Toronto and tried different pho restaurants here, let me know in the comments which is your favourite pho place. I'd love to read about it!
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