MELBOURNE | You know the drill by now. COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the hospitality industry and those directly impacted having to think on their feet to survive lock down. Sisters Ngoc and Toni Le have seen their Soju focused business, Soju Sisters, grind to a halt due to the pandemic, so recently deduced to pivot in a different direction and launch Go Pho Yo’self.
The business is a tribute to their mother, a Vietnamese immigrant, and all other immigrant mothers that have done so much for their children. Including, of course, feeding them delicious food. On offer is a selection of recipes based on their mum’s cooking. There’s pho and bún bò huế, along with a few snacks, drinks, and more noodles dishes coming soon.
Ngoc popped by the other day and delivered some samples to me. The broth and ingredients come delivered in separate sealed packets. All you have to do is heat up the broth and add the other ingredients. Simple and delicious.
You all know pho (there’s beef, chicken, and vegan options available here). It’s delicious, but I highly recommend trying the bún bò huế too. This favourite of mine comes with thick udon-like noodles, and complex, fragrant broth, and a meat mix of beef shank, Vietnamese beef and pork terrine, and beef meatballs. Topped with a sprinkling of the Le sister’s mum’s home made dried chilli blend it’s the perfect winter bowl.
Pro tip. When ordering your pho, make sure you add the chilli and bean shoot extras. Ngoc told me that a lot of people weren’t wanting these two ingredients so they removed them from the default pack to keep costs down and save on waste. IMHO they’re essential for the true pho experience.
Deliveries are made across a wide radius from Melbourne’s CBD on Thu, Fri, and Sat, and you can also pick up your order from the CBD if you’re in the 5km allowed radius. Simply place your order on the Go Pho Yo’self website by 5pm the day before.
Go Pho Yo’self
Online Meal Delivery
305 William Street
Mon – Sun: 24 hours a day