Pho Pasteur- National Dish of Vietnam

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Popping by to window shop at Parramatta Westfield I decided to ring up my all time favorite shopping and eating buddy, Ms. Boobie Trap. It was such a relief that we came across Pho Pasteur as we were trying to avoid the shopping mall so our wallets won’t be too empty at the end of the day. Pho Pasteur , Parramatta (1) Most Vietnamese restaurants serve phở Sài Gòn with every meals that is ordered. Typically this dish is complimentary with any main dish you order. Garnished with fresh crisp ingredients like lemon wedge, chopped chili, Thai basil that has a distinctive flavour of mint and nutritious bean sprouts. Pho Pasteur , Parramatta (3) We really appreciated the generous serving of the Special Beef Noodle Soup includes beef and offal ($12.00 large) also known as phở.  The silky smooth white rice noodles kept appearing over and over again like it was non-stop. Pho is primarily served with thick slices of beef, apparently between uncooked to cooked. This depends how long you prefer to soak your juicy tender beef. For example if you want it to be fully cooked, bathe it till you cannot see any pinkish colour. They were quite heavy on decorating the bowl with white onion strips, which adds more flavours to the broth. For beef pho, the broth is cooked with beef bones, charred onions and spices. The flavour and texture of the soup was enjoyable to sip.

Pho Pasteur , Parramatta (3B)

For a scorching hot weather the Chè also known as Three Colour Bean Drink ($4.50) is a fun chilling dessert drink that is commonly made with yellow mung beans, kidney beans, red beans, clear agar worm strips, creamy coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk atop crushed ice. Truly a classic Vietnamese sweet beverage you’d find in almost every table. What I love about this playful drink is creating a mess within the tall glass cup. Every swirl you make with a shiny metal spoon or a plastic straw you are creating a new flavour.

Pho Pasteur , Parramatta (5)

Coconut Drink ($4) has long been a trendy drink for the Vietnamese and it was our duty to order it. So so SWEET! Pho Pasteur , Parramatta (4) Even though our visit to Pho Pasteur was short and we didn’t order any other dishes, we quite liked the noodle soup due to the portion size and the flavour of the broth. And if you plan to save room for dessert but not sure if you can then the Three Colour Bean Drink is the solution. Teehee.

Pho Pasteur , Parramatta (2)

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8 thoughts on “Pho Pasteur- National Dish of Vietnam

    outforalonglunch said:
    October 23, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Pasteur is quite an institution. I remember
    fondly the one near Chinatown that my uni mates and I often go to for the hot beef noodles. Hope it’sstill there

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 23, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      They do franchise really well in Sydney. I am sure the one in Chinatown is still there. It’s too popular!

    Tina @ bitemeshowme said:
    October 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I always pair my pho with a ca phe Sua da! Perfect match 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      I know right? It’s AMAZING how the noodles and fresh ingredients just blend insanely well together.

    grabyourfork said:
    October 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Love the restorative powers of pho! And I love dipping my meat slices into the sate sauce if they have it.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      October 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      The beef slices does accompany the sauce very well indeed!

    Sydneyguyrojoe said:
    November 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Is the one around the corner still there? i havent been to PArramatta for a while!! Yeah the Sydney one is popular but there is something wrong with the one they have at Blacktown shopping centre, if you go you will see and taste why!!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      November 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      I remember that corner place! By memory no as construction was going on when I visited Parramatta last time. Oh, I haven’t tried Blacktown, I would like to compare to see whats the differences.

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