Pho King - east parmer ln, 1 to 2 miles east of I-35.
When I was told of this restaurant I thought that surely it would be a gimmick with a name like that. Nonetheless I decided to give it a whirl.
Vietnamese coffee. didn't like that it was premixed instead of dripped at the table but maybe its to facilitate people in a rush.
Bun Bo Hue- This was the real deal. pork hock, sliced beef shank, bouncy vermecelli noodles (not pho noodles), sliced white vietnamese sausage, authentic accompaniments of dried banana peel. The broth was complex and slightly spicy. My favorite Bun Bo Hue in Austin currently.
Pork noodle soup. I forget the exact name from the menu but this was a soup I have not had elsewhere in Austin. This soup had a porky yellow curry broth with sliced pork, shrimp, and these crispy shrimp chip like things that were studded with sesame seeds. The noodles were egg noodles. The broth was good and the noodles were good but I felt the pork could have been a bit less fatty.
Didn't try anything else though I noticed that egg cake was available as a choice edition on their rice plates. will get that next time.
I feel that its a place where if you just get standard pho or vermecelli, it won't impress you that much but if you are in the mood for some more funky vietnamese dishes, you should definitely give it a try.
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