But then, it is the only thing on the menu here - ten beef and five chicken options - but all pho. It's a little slice of noodle soup heaven shared by families of young and old, lots of Vietnamese people but also many others, and hungry passersby who want to see what the fuss is all about.
|Bean sprouts, herbs and lemon for pho at An Restaurant, Greenfield Parade, Bankstown|
|Pho with rare beef|
It doesn't take long for the two behemoth white bowls to arrive to the table – both beef varieties in a rich brown broth that’s sweetly fragrant with spices of the broth, raw onion and lots of chopped coriander.
The raw beef pho features thin slices of beef that look several notches after raw, but they’re tender and satisfying amid all the flat white noodles.
|Pho with beef brisket|
After the better half of an hour, we get close to seeing the bottom of our bowls and call it a victory while struggling to get out of our seats. In the late afternoon, An Restaurant is still more than half full of pho eaters, showing that Vietnam’s popular noodle soup is right for anyone at anytime.