Pho Express Angkor – Thai Chicken Satay

My first visit to Pho Express Angkor wasn’t planned. Actually, I had wanted to try the Naan Bites in Queensborough Landing but that place was so busy that I had to find an alternate. Pho Express Angkor turned out to be nearby and I was actually quite pleased with my first visit.

With no pre-knowledge of the place, I just went with my gut and ordered a couple of dishes that sounded good… the Lemongrass Beef with Fried Egg on Rice ($9.15) as well as the Thai Chicken Satay ($5.75)

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The chicken satay was really (I mean REALLY) good! Marinated in coconut milk and served with a satisfying peanut sauce, the chicken was unusually tender.

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I found the lemongrass beef was pretty good… the thinly sliced beef didn’t have a lot of lemongrass flavour but it was nonetheless a solid effort. I’m not sure if this dish normally comes with 2 fried eggs but I wasn’t complaining! Truth be told, I think they might have overcharged me (but maybe it was for the extra egg).

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As it turned out, I tried to go to Naan Bites again the following week but it was still packed so I happily came back to Pho Express Angkor for a revisit.

This time, I felt I needed to try their pho. I picked their #17 Rare Beef, Tendon, Tripe, Beef Balls noodle soup ($8.50 for the large). It was indeed a large bowl of noodles! But I found the broth to be very light. I was disappointed by the toppings in this dish… there were small pieces of tripe, barely any tendon, and I’d be surprised if there was even a full beef ball in my bowl. There was an ample amount of noodles however.

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It was not a bad pho per se, but it was lacking in both flavour and toppings.

Overall, I would definitely come back for the satay but items are pretty hit-and-miss. The servers seemed to be working frantically on both of my visits and this place is cash only.

L140-805 Boyd Street
New Westminster, BC

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Posted on April 3, 2016, in Restaurant Review, Vietnamese and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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