Saturday, 10 March 2012

Pho An - Bankstown - Sydney, Australia

Pho An

I know it's been a while since I last blogged but finding time after work is difficult. Work has been extremely busy and it has taken its toll on me. All I want to do when I get home is watch drama series or TV but I also have to study and write notes. Sad I know. But I will definitely find time to blog and try not to be so lazy.

On a brighter note, Bankstown is a place I frequent often for groceries and to eat pho. Located in the south-west part of Sydney, Bankstown is known to be known as Sydney's number two Vietnamese shopping and eating destination behind the very known Cabramatta. I find that it is easier to find parking on weekends and they have most things that Cabramatta has on offer.

Pho An has been open for a very long time from way back when I was a young girl. I never really got to try it until recent years because living near Cabramatta meant there were so many great tasting pho options on offer at affordable prices. It has been regarded by some as having the best Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Sydney. After personally tasting it myself, I find it to be one of the best I have tasted and I don't know what they put in there but it makes me crave to have more after a week or so.


As the name suggests, it only serves one type of dish and that is the 'pho' which is a rice noodle soup dish. There's two types of broth on offer, either the beef or the chicken. Most opt for the 'pho beef noodle soup' as that is their speciality. If you're game enough, you can get the base dish with additional toppings like giblets, intestines, chicken heart, eggs, etc.

The restaurant is large and spacious. There is a decent crowd on a Saturday during lunchtime. Upon entering, you are immediately show to your seat by one of the many staff members and if you know what you're having then you can order as well. Within a few minutes, the tea and vegetables to accompany the pho are brought out which includes mint, bean sprouts and lemon. Then the pho arrives shortly thereafter. Waiting time has never been more than 5 minute. Thats what I call efficient.


The 'Pho Bo Dac Biet Large ($13.00)'  is special pho combination. The broth is hot and steamy. This consists of rare beef, brisket, beef tendon and tripe. Even though you're paying slightly more than the average pho, its well worth it.

I have the 'Pho Ga Small ($12.00)' which is relatively smaller in portion size. The soup is hot and flavourful. This is my favourite pho and I always order this when I'm here.

We finish off our meals and dinner looks like it will be skipped tonight.

27 Greenfield Parade
Bankstown NSW 2200

Phone no: 02 9796 7826

Opening Hours
Open 7 days a Week
7am - 9pm Daily


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