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.
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!
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.
Rare Beef Noodle Soup with Beef Balls (AUD11)
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!
Crispy Chicken with Rice (AUD11)
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 Ngon Hornsby
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
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm