Today I tried a different type of Pho in one of the restaurant near Bitexco. I like the normal Pho (the soup one) but not really a fan of noodle soup. My husband told me that this place, called Mama Pho, has some different ways to serve Pho (actually he told me it was a noodle and i didn’t think it was Pho!).
We came in and sat, then the waitress brought the menu to us, which was served as placemat as well. They have many different style of Pho, including the normal soup one, such as dried pho, wok-fried pho, rolled pho, crispy pan-fried pho, and golden-fried pillow pho. Very interesting isn’t it?
I love dried noodle so I ordered the Pho kho dau hu, nam va rau (dried pho with tofu, mushroom and homemade sauce). It took a while for them to prepare the food. I guess it goes well with their slogan ” Freshly Made”. They also claimed no MSG and preservatives added.
It looked delicious and tempting! But of course I need to hold myself and took a picture first 😀 I tried the soup first. Yummy! It was a bit sweet (just a little bit, like all other Pho soup in Saigon). I poured two to three spoon to my noodle and mixed it. It made the noodle less sticky to each other.
Sorry for the blurry picture! Didn’t realize not enough light to speedy photo-taking. I tried the noodle with the homemade sauce and I love it! It was a little sweet and salty. Delicious. I added some chilies and it even better (Although in the end I added too much chili and too spicy for me…).
The portion was not big but good enough for me. It is 66k vnd for one portion of dried pho. Slightly higher than other pho place. But it’s worth to try for a change.
For the dessert I ordered Che Troi Nuoc (Sweet Rice Balls with Coconut). I rarely ordered dessert but this one was just too tempting. I’m a fan of sweet rice balls (or mochi in some languages). The dessert come first though, before my noodle! Luckily it was not a cold/hot dessert, so it doesn’t matter if I leave it until I finished my noodle. The coconut soup was sweet but bearable. The sweet rice balls was chewy but easily swallowed haha.
All-in-all, it was a good experience to try out this place. Have you tried it as well? What do you think of this place? Let me know in comment.
Address Mama Pho : 111 Ho Tung Mau, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.