Twenty Pho Seven, a pho place which opens 24/7 (say WHAT??) has landed in the city in Melbourne. Stepping inside you can smell pho broth and you’re greeted by friendly staff. Now, inside you’ll find a great mural in an urban environment. You will definitely feel relaxed here and no one rushes you out.
To start off the day we had a vietnamese coffee which was great except it wasn’t strong enough in coffee and there was a bit too much condense milk, making it a touch too sweet for our liking.
First up, the crispy pork belly rice paper rolls and they were GINORMOUS. They were fresh, full of fresh herbs and flavours and when I saw the amount of pork belly, I didn’t think it would have been enough. Boy was I wrong. It was the perfect amount. The saltiness of the pork belly was balanced by the freshness of the rolls so you didn’t need as much peanut sauce either.
Crispy Pork Belly Rice Paper Rolls (2pc) – $9.90
Cucumber, mint, lettuce & vermicelli served with peanut sauce
I got the sliced beef pho and boy was it HUGE! There was a generous amount of sliced beef and of course a heap more of the noodles to match. The broth was very light in flavour and not the usual intense flavour you associate pho with. It was missing a bit of oomph which would have made it perfect, other than that, it was pretty delish. Also, just a tip, when you get your bowl of pho, remember to separate the sliced beef so it can be cook through (if you like it like that).
Sliced Beef Pho (small) – $11.50
Mr D got the sliced beef and brisket pho which had the same broth but included brisket. The brisket was a touch tough but he quite enjoyed it overall.
Sliced Beef & Brisket Pho (large) – $13.50
Twenty Pho Seven has very friendly staff, quick service with pretty good pho to match at a great price. If you ever feel like having pho or anything other Vietnamese dishes at 3 am in the morning, luckily you can drop by here to satisfy your cravings. I will definitely be back to check out the rest of the menu.
Disclaimer: I was honoured to be invited to dine by Twenty Pho Seven and all opinions expressed are my own.