Friday, November 25, 2011

Pho No. 1

Pho No. 1 is a fairly popular chain with 4 branches across town.  I heard good reviews but I have to say I was hugely disappointed after my first visit.  Are we talking about the same restaurant here?  The pho we ordered lacked flavours, it was salty beef broth with noodles and a few bits of beef products floating around at best. 
The pho in hot and sour soup was equally bad.  It looked fierce but it was not hot nor spicy and again it lacked flavour. 
Our beef curry was very average also.  The sauce tasted like curry paste with water and it lacked the complexity a good curry should have.  Don't think I will be back in a hurry.
Pho No. 1
781 Huangjin Cheng Dao (nr. Gubei Rd.), Shanghai.  Tel: 6290-7669

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