Review: Bar Pho (Wintergarden, Sydney CBD)

Bar Pho, who make one of my favourite Pho in Sydney have stepped up from markets and pop-ups to a permanent location at The Wintergarden, a posh food court conveniently located close to my office.

A proper shop means a bigger menu. Apart from their awesome beef pho, there are a couple more soup options, as well as salads, rolls and rice paper rolls. All of their food is MSG-free and most is gluten-free as well. The first time I had a big bowl of Master Pho with a rich, flavoursome broth cooked for 18 hours, plus lots of fatty tender grass-fed beef and the usual suspects. I ordered mine without noodles and extra marrow and left completely satisfied.

Master pho with marrow

Master pho ($12.50 large) with marrow ($2)

The next time I visited I tried the chicken & mint salad (poached chicken breast, mint, cabbage, carrot, crushed peanuts, fried shallots and classic nuoc nam dressing). I liked the flavour, the generous serving and the higher than usual protein:vegetable ratio.

Chicken & mint salad

Chicken & mint salad ($12.50)

Sebastian, however, was not impressed by his lemongrass beef & papaya salad (warm lemongrass grass-fed beef, papaya, mint, crushed peanuts, jasmine rice and spicy sweet chill and soy dressing). He remains loyal to Little Vietnamese Food.

Lemongrass beef & papaya salad

Lemongrass beef & papaya salad ($13)

Looking forward to trying more items off the menu.

Bar Pho

The Wintergarden
1 O’Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9241 4597
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One thought on “Review: Bar Pho (Wintergarden, Sydney CBD)

  1. Thanks for the review! It’s very timely as I have been looking around for a pho restaurant that does not use MSG. I never cared about MSG until recently – a bowl of pho was so saturated with the stuff that for the whole night my throat felt like it was closing up. I look forward to trying Bar Pho, the prices seem very reasonable.

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