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Star King Viet Thai Cuisine - Major Pho Disappointment!

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Star King Viet Thai Cuisine - Major Pho Disappointment!

Charles Yu | Jun 15, 2010 05:33 PM

Decide to grab something fast and good before the NBA Finals. Heard Star King at Warden & Steeles.being mentioned on this board a number of times so decide to give it a try. This restaurant occupies the huge cavernous space of the previous Boston Pizza. I swear I can still smell tomato, cheese and burnt pizza crusts!

My son had the 'beef satay and rice noodles' whilst I settled for a bowl of 'pho with rare beef and brisket'. My son had no complaint about his noodle. Afterall, spicy broth is spicy broth. Not much variation there. However, my pho was a major disappointment! The broth was so bland that it is the first time eating pho that I actually have to ask for SALT!! Also, the broth was totally void of any star anise flavour or aroma - a major flavoring ingredient in 'authentic' Vietnamese pho! After the great pho I had at Pho Da Bao last week. This was a major let down.. Guess I'll drive an extra 20 minutes to Finch west, next time I have a craving for Pho.

I'll be surprise if this place is still in business same time next year?!!.

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