Vietnamese Food in Kennedy Town

Posted: October 7, 2014 in dinner, lunch, snack
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There are few restaurants to enjoy Vietnamese food in Hong Kong.  It was refreshing to find one in Kennedy Town as I consider pho to be the best form of soup noodles.

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beef pho – $34

Pho is the quintessential comfort food.  It’s hearty and refreshing at the same time.  The broth is always light allowing the ingredients to really bind together.  It’s a big pain to make the broth as it requires hours of cooking.  Broth with large proponent of pepper notes is a bad characteristic as pepper is used to prolong and preserve it – not fresh.  I did not detect overwhelming characteristics of pepper in this broth so it’s safe to drink and I would bet it’s fresh.  It would be fresh as this restaurant has a constant stream of clients ensuring turnover of ingredients.

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lemongrass pork chop with rice

Meat and carbs.  Grilled pork chops marinated in lemongrass with rice.   This dish would be stellar if it came with a small side of pickled vegetables (similar to the variety one would expect in banh mi).  It’s a heavy dish but cheap.

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springrolls $34

The springrolls were a miss.  Entrees cost $34 and this appetizer plate was also $34.  The springrolls here are of the vegetarian variety and small in size.  Normal vietnamese springrolls are the length of subway 6 inch subs and packed with meat.

It’s on the corner of Belchers St and Sands St.  During peak hours, this is the only restaurant on the block with a constant stream of clients.  I can never get a table inside unless I go during off-peak hours.  It is also conveniently located next to the best congee place in Ktown.

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