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

5975 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

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Posted on August 10, 2011, in Restaurant Review, Vietnamese and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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