Superb Rare Beef Noodles

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Last weekend, we met up with a new Malaysian family who would be migrating to Sydney soon and we had dinner at a place recommended by them! Pho Ngon Vietnamese Restaurant  is located just a short walk from Westfield Hornsby, so parking was a breeze and there was plenty to do before or after the meal by just walking around the huge mall. According to our new friends, Pho Ngon’s specialty is the rare beef noodles, so it was a no-brainer when deciding what to order.

Pho Hoon

Rare beef noodles

Saucer chose the Combination Beef Noodle Soup, which came with slices of rare beef, beef balls, beef tripe, beef tendons and fatty beef slices. It was a generous bowl of noodles with plenty of meat, submersed in thick and fragrant broth. We were salivating even before we started to eat!

Pho Hoon

Combination Beef Noodle Soup (AUD12.50)

Since I’m not a big fan of tripe or fatty slices, I had the Rare Beef Noodle Soup with Beef Balls. The portion was just as big, with more slices of rare beef than Saucer’s. I love the fact that the beef slices were still pink and rare at time of serve, so you could either let it cook in the soup or eat it as rare as you want to. The beef was also sliced ever so thinly that made it easy to cook. I love my beef medium rare so I just let it soak for a short while in the hot soup before eating it. Unbelievably tender and juicy! The beef balls were good and bouncy too, but they were outshone by the beef slices without a doubt.

Pho Hoon

Rare Beef Noodle Soup with Beef Balls (AUD11)

Pho Hoon

Medium rare beef slices

We loved the noodles so much that we actually returned the next day and had lunch there! This time, Saucer ordered the same noodles while I was more adventurous and tried their Crispy Chicken with Rice. This was served with a piece of chicken thigh, tomato rice and some Vietnamese fish sauce. The crispy chicken was pretty decent, but it was not nearly as crispy as the one we had at Tan Viet Noodle House. We also spotted quite a few tables ordering Sizzling Beef, so perhaps that’s what we would try next!

Pho Hoon

Crispy Chicken with Rice (AUD11)

Pho Hoon

Dining environment at Pho Ngon

The restaurant was nice, clean and modern, thankfully not with long queues. Saucer had definitely found his favourite Vietnamese pho for now and I can foresee that we would be returning soon whenever there’s a craving for it!

Pho Hoon

Pho Ngon Hornsby

Pho Hoon

Beef noodles worth returning for!

Pho Ngon Vietnamese Restaurant
8-10 Florence Street
Hornsby NSW 2077
Tel No.: +(612) 9477 6300
Fax: (+612) 9477 1046
E-mail: p.ngon@yahoo.fr
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
Website: www.phongon.com.au

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13 Comments
  • November 12th, 2012 2:45 PM
    Baby Sumo

    That looks like a fantastic bowl of pho!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Indeed!! One of the memorable ones :)

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  • November 12th, 2012 3:59 PM
    suituapui

    The noodles look so good and wow! The bowl’s so big! Typical ang-moh serving!!! But AUD11…can buy one whole kilo of beef here and cook one’s own…

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Yea as usual, cannot convert. For that price, the portion and quality not bad here. :)

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  • November 12th, 2012 5:14 PM
    Sean

    ooo yeah, for me, i’d definitely try to leave the beef pieces as uncooked as possible. the redder the tastier for me! :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Hehe yes, I know you love rare beef Sean. Maybe for you, they would have to place the raw beef pieces on a separate plate so you don’t even need to cook them :P

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  • November 12th, 2012 10:32 PM
    small Kucing

    the beef noodles had my tummy rumbling. so much beef!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Exactly! The beef were cooked perfectly.. still juicy and tender.

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  • November 14th, 2012 12:05 AM
    foongpc

    Looks so delicious!! So Pho Hoa’s beef noodles is pale in comparison? : )

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Definitely cannot compare! :P

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  • November 21st, 2012 8:43 PM
    Kelly Siew

    Yummmmm!! I miss pho, planning to get the ingredients soon and cook my own MSG-free version. :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Oh yes, nothing beats home made food with healthy ingredients! :)

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  • November 26th, 2012 9:10 PM
    taufulou

    ahhh.. i think i came here makan also..

    one of my friends fav beef noodle place.. wil blog about it soon . .

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