Vietnamese cuisine used to be an uncommon sight in Sri Petaling, but now things have changed with the opening of Pho Vietz and O Banh Mi around this busy neighbourhood area. Visiting an authentic Vietnamese place for dinner is definitely one of the more refreshing experiences for me, so I decide to visit Pho Vietz after hearing numerous good reviews about it.
Tucked at the corner of the road, it is easily noticeable with its bright yellow signage. However, it is usually packed to the brim in the evening, so we have to queue for a good 15 minutes before securing a table for five.
Fresh Avocado Milkshake @ RM9.90
Vietnamese coffee is available here, but due to its small serving size, we find it a little pricey, hence we opt for a healthier option instead. Fresh avocado blended into creamy and milky concoction, every sip is so thick and healthy with no added sugar.
Vietnamese Prawn Salad @ RM15.80
A great way to start the meal is to go for the Vietnamese prawn salad. Sitting on a base of crispy prawn cracker, the crunchy mix of vegetables, prawns and sesame remind me of a toned-down version of Thai salad. Nice combination of tangy, refreshing and slightly spicy flavours.
Famous Vietnamese Baguette @ RM10.90
What not to be missed here is the crusty French-style baguette filled with a variety of fresh and pickled condiments such as pork liver pate, meatloaf, roasted pork, pork ear terrine, meatball, and the homemade sauce that tastes so close to those you have in Vietnam. The Banh Mi (bread) is crisp crunch on the outside, with a fluffy soft interior-- Highly recommended!
If you are a bread and meat person, surely you'd love it.Spring Roll and Lemongrass Pork Vermicelli @ RM14.90
If I were to choose the most endearing dish to both my soul and palate, it would be this dry version of Vietnamese rice noodles-- So springy, crunchy and well-flavoured by the condiments such as deep-fried spring rolls and well-marinated lemongrass pork that exudes a nice hint of smokey flavour. To enjoy the rice noodles, pour the spicy sweet sauce into the bowl and give it a good toss.
I am pleasantly surprised that all dishes are so generously portioned especially this rice dish. Similar to the lemongrass pork in the vermicelli, I find that the marinated lemongrass chicken is slightly more tender and fluffy but more greasy especially when it is topped with oily spring onion.
To maintain the authenticity of the food, I notice that all the sauces and noodles used in the dishes are imported from Vietnam. If you love any of the sauces, they are also available for purchase along with famous Vietnamese snacks, coffee and noodles at the counter.
In case you are wondering, the classic baguettes arranged at the counter are for display purpose only.
1. Great place to enjoy traditional street dishes such as Phở, Bánh Mì, Bánh Cuốn, Vietnamese Coffee, and Desserts, all under one roof.
2. Taste and portion wise, we have no complaints at all. But ambiance wise, it can be quite noisy sometimes.3. Recommended: Vietnamese Prawn Salad, Famous Vietnamese Baguette
2, Jalan Radin Bagus 7,
Bandar Baru Seri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603-9055 4016