Can you believe I’m posting a restaurant review? I’m really trying to get back into the swing of things. I can’t believe I hadn’t reviewed Pho PCH considering how I’ve been there a few times already. A couple of things before I get started: it’s pronounced “fuh” and it’s a Vietnamese rice noodle soup with meat, served with bean sprouts, green onion,basil, lime, and jalapeño. It’s perfect for a cool day.
So, first cupcakes, then food trucks, and now in my opinion, the next big thing: pho. I’m so glad a few restaurants have been popping up right here in the South Bay. Even before ordering, the first thing I loved about this place was the hospitality. I’ve been here three times, and each time, my server was always so polite with me. Each time I’d been here, I’d either order the brisket or steak, and it’s been consistently great each time. The noodles are cooked to an al dente, the broth is nice and warm, not too salty either & some basil and lime really make it shine. The meat just melts in your mouth. Also just as great which is the service, that’s pretty quick, and the restaurant is clean too. The small size is just right for me. There’s no way I could ever finish the large. I’d still like to try the seafood, chicken, and yes, the vegetarian pho as well. I’m pretty new to this cuisine, but so far, so good. The only other pho place I can compare this to is Bamboo Song in Torrance, and Pho PCH definitely blows them out of the water. At Bamboo Song, I was questioning the authenticity of the dish, but I will go out on a limb and say Pho PCH serves the real thing.
Also on the menu are bun, which is a rice noodle bowl, com, which is fried rice, and banh mi, a type of sandwich. I’m eager to try them all. Pho PCH just opened a little over a year ago & I’m glad they’re still around. They’re closed on Wednesdays, and as I write this, they are closed for the Lunar New Year and reopen on Tuesday. So please, give this place a try!
Do you have a favorite pho place?