Pho Hien Saigon, 3/284 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine. Phone: 9311 9532
Pho Hien Saigon has long been a great place.
A great place that delivers great food with service that is efficient and consistently prompt yet always friendly.
Unfortunately it’s because of the above factors that getting a seat or table here has often been tricky, especially during any of the joint’s many peak hours.
So it’s really neat to discover that these days there’s a whole lot more room – double, in fact, with the restaurant expanding to take in the adjoining property.
So now it’s double-fronted instead of single-fronted.
And all of it worthy of a quickie write-up.
As previously noted, I usually visit this fine eatery to eat just a single dish.
For today’s impromptu, early, post-footy lunch, I mix it up by ordering a medium $9 bowl of pho.
It’s excellent in every way.
The broth is strong and flavoursome.
The sliced beef is far from raw and already pretty much cooked by the time my bowl is placed upon my table, yet it retains an overall pinkness I’ve never before seen in pho.
The equal measure of brisket is fat-free – something also unusual in pho.
The herbiage, sprouts and fresh red chillis are all just right, too.