Its not often we leave the inner sanctum of Sydney and its innerwest enclave but this occasion – we head out west to Bankstown and check in at Pho An. Pho An is widely considered as one of Sydney’re premier Pho joints and this was a random overcast day and you can see from the pics – its a full house and there’s queues out the door. They’re killing it! Its great eating pho and what you’ll get here is a ginormous bowl of Pho that appears under a minute after you order it. They have it piping hot and ready to go round the back. We’re not kidding. We ordered it. It appeared.
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Yup, the resto’s large and its full.

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Fresh and Generous mound of freshly washed Basil and beansprouts there. They don’t skimp.

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A selection of condiments and yes, that sliced chilli is hot!

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Top is a large bowl, bottom is the more regular sized bowl but they’re both largeish. You can just about make out the pinkness and these are great eating bowls of Pho.

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Mate said this drink was yummy. I’d stick to the teas or waters or a can of coke. We’re not partial to beans in anything dessert-y.

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And here’s the dish all piled up with the aromats and sprouts.

Pho An’s a buzzy good eat with a clean aromatic broth. We’ve heard complaints of too much MSG in it leading to dry mouths/thirstiness after but that really wasn’t our experience. It’s a premium Pho experience – the noodle is $14 but lets be honest, you’d pay that for a sandwich in the innerwest and dessert at a lot of places. Its far but we had a good enough time here and Bankstown was worth a walk around.
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One Response

  1. Gaby

    Wow, the place is massive! I’m tempted to check if its fame is well grounded but I’m too busy/lazy to go all the way there.