Pho Hong (Kingsway)
Pho Hong is yet another Vietnamese “Pho ___” joint along the Kingsway corridor in Burnaby. From the outside, the restaurant looks like a strange home stuck in the middle of nowhere. The inside is a bit dark and dated. Fortunately, the food was much better.
We started out with the Cha Gio which gets you 2 large and crispy Vietnamese spring rolls.
Next was the Ga Nuong Xien or lemongrass chicken skewers on vermicelli – a good size portion and tasty chicken.
We also tried their Com Cari Bo (curry beef on rice). It comes with generous portions of lean beef brisket and is a huge serving. My only complaint is that the curry sauce is not very thick and doesn’t have a very distinct curry flavour to it.
Lastly, I wanted to try their pho so I went with the Pho So 1 (weird how this sentence reads) which is a combination of a whole bunch of different beef with rice noodles in soup. OMG, this was a huge serving! There were meat balls, beef slices, tendon, tripe, and a pinkish raw slice of beef on top that cooked quickly in the broth.
Overall, the food was pretty good and the serving sizes were a real bargain.
Looking for other pho places in the neighbourhood? Don’t forget to also try the nearby Pho Century and Pho Tan restaurants.
Food: 3.5 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5