I first visited Pho Hong a few years back, and always remembered this restaurant as the spring rolls pho joint because they had really good spring rolls and adding an order of spring rolls to a large pho is like the thing to do here.
I was picking up a few things from NCIX on Kingsway, and decided to come back to this place again for lunch. I ordered the special pho here, and according to my friend who visits here often advised me to ordered a large bowl because it has better noodle/ingredient to soup ratio than the medium bowl. And as the thing to do here, I also got a spring roll.
In general, I thought the pho was just average. The broth was light but needed more depth in flavor, the meats were good, and the noodles were just way over cooked and too soft. One thing I also noticed was that they serve cooked bean sprouts instead of raw ones. I’m not sure if I like it, but I didn’t mind it either.
On to the spring rolls, it was mostly pork and as tasty as I remembered.
This place has been around for a while, and to be honest, it was a little dirty in there. And as for the service, the waiters were really surly.