Phở Phượng 25, Ho Chi Minh – Food Review

If there is one Vietnamese dish that most people have tried, it is Phở, it is effectively a noodle soup where the base is made from beef or chicken. Ms. Buddha and I are big Phở (pronounced “fer”) fans and living in Hong Kong, you’re often starved for a good bowl – so one of our checklist on this trip was have a nice and proper bowl – and the famous shop in Ho Chi Minh is Phở Phượng 25.

One great thing about Vietnam is that Uber is available (despite being a communist country) – so finding these shops are actually quite easy in the sense that you just plop it on the map. The shop is situated on the corner – with a large “25” sign.

Seating down – we were met with the super friendly and welcoming staff – although they didn’t speak a word of English and we didn’t speak any Vietnamese – sign language (“two bowls”) prevail!

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Where the amazing bowl comes from!

When the bowl came – I was already impressed – visually, it is packed with ingredients and the first thing I normally do is take a small spoonful of soup – and Wow! The flavour of the soup is intense without the oiliness that you normally get with typical meat soup bases.

Next was the noodles – the texture was excellent and complimented the soup and meat perfectly – Ms. Buddha and I were silent apart from just smiling like happy kids at each other while eating!

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Just wow….

For those who visit Ho Chi Minh and are willing to just hope onto an Uber just for a bowl of noodles – this place is highlight recommended and you won’t be disappointed!

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Bum shot!

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