Yum, I had the Pho Tai Chin, and it was really good, which is pho with a mix of cooked and raw beef, but next time I think I want to get only raw beef! When it cooks in the hot soup, it becomes tender and very juicy. The pho here is not the very best I have ever had, but it is still damn good! I ordered mine "half spicy", but it still came out pretty spicy! Order full-on spicy if you know...more
Mama Pho is in a totally random location and it looks unassuming and small from the outside, but inside it serves comfort food to warm you completely on a cold winter day. It serves about the same menu as its sister restaurant Cafe East but is 1/4 of Cafe East's size.
I ordered the combination pho (consisting of a protein medley of chicken, raw beef that cooks as it's dunked in hot broth,...more
Thanks to Irene L for organising an outing to deepest ,darkest Deptford on a bitterly cold Friday evening for surprisingly good Vietnamese food. After the 10 minute walk from Surrey Quays station (London Overground), our little band of hungrydiners were relieved to see Mama Pho's bright restaurant lights on the corner
The first thing which hit me was the trail of wonderful aromas when the...more
After trying 10+ different Pho restaurants in London, this is by far the best one. The broth is as close as you can get to authentic pho you can get in California (I live there permanently but here once a month). Nice flavor, not too fatty, and the meat is tender and soft.
They also serve other Vietnamese delicacies like Banh Xeo and Banh Cuon. Will try those next time but I do see it coming...more
I came here during the temporary closure of nearby Cafe East. Its difficult not to compare as they serve the same food and from what I gathered from previous reviews, these two Vietnamese Cafe are under the same owner. The Banh Cuon here at CMP seems more soggy and wet thus making them stick together and fall apart easily. I also noticed that the meat is as tasteful in comparison to CE. My...more