CAIRNS | Phở Viêt is a hole in the wall Vietnamese restaurant in Cairns’ Orchid Plaza shopping centre. I stumbled across it while buying sunscreen from the pharmacy across, with the wonderful unmistakable smell of pho broth filling the air.
I was planning on lunch elsewhere, but how could I say no with that smell exciting my senses. I bought my sunscreen and found the source of the smell, Phở Viêt.
It’s a simple menu, with assorted pho options, other noodle based soups, rice dishes, and a few other things like bánh mi and rice paper rolls. I went for the sliced beef, brisket, and tendon pho, and the sliced beef and meatball pho.
I sat down on one of the small tables at the front of the restaurant, and it wasn’t long before the two bowls came out, along with the full array of usual additions and condiments. They were both top notch. Generous serves, a light, fragrant broth, and top quality ingredients.
5/78 Abbott Street
Mon – Sat: 7:00am to 1:00pm