Sunday, June 14, 2009

PHỞ @ MEKONG, 241 SWANSTON ST., MELBOURNE


They say this restaurant serves one of the best phở in town; and the fact that it's always filled to the brim is testament to its popularity among the campus and office crowd. Even it's not too bashful to publicized its celebrity customers, ranging from former prez. Bill, who had 2 bowls of the phở, to god knows who.

This is our second attempt at this place on the same day. The lunch queue was too long so we went some place else. The evening crowd was as bad as we managed to squeezed in a table for 2.

This place sells rice dishes and other rice wrapper rolls as well. But it the
phở that's what people are clamoring for; It comes in 2 sizes, and we ordered the smaller ones, which is $9 each. It's considerably huge by Malaysian standard.

Meat & Meatball Phở

I had the beef slices with meatballs. What's there not to like in a phở? The soup was sweet with not a too over-powering aroma of the spices used, and not artificially colored with soy sauce, but with the omnipresent fish sauce.

Phở Special

Our other order was the special, which had a bit of everything, brisket, tendon, tripe etc. It would have been nicer if they provided better chilli condiment like Ah Mui's galangal chilli sauce, instead of cut chillies and the bottled ones.


At places like these, it's a eat-and-run affair; there's no sit back and relax to take in the atmos. 'cos there's none. Just a lingering thought of when my next visit will be.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jackie Chan ate there too! haha

Kong-Kay said...

who else?

Anonymous said...

Sammo hung and hmmm...I don't remember/know the rest

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