Hung Phat still is the best place on the south side to get Vietnamese food. Bonus that it’s also one of the few Vietnamese places in town that are open on Tuesday! Such a rarity to find.
Ol and I hadn’t hung out in a looooooong time so after a random encounter the day before, we decided to meet up. Her favourite is pho, which seems to be the only thing we go for when we eat. No complaints on my end, besides the unfortunate fact that I had already ate Vietnamese for lunch earlier that day.
The menu is way too long so you can take a look here (see 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). I also grabbed a takeout menu, which has everything listed in a much more readable, condensed way. Don’t ask me why there’s random spaces in between the regular menu sheets.
Curried chicken soup with vermecilli (#36) ($11.95)
I’m always looking to try something new so it was a battle between the Phnom Penh bowl and the curried chicken. Obviously, the latter ran out. I have no idea how HP does it but their bowls are deceiving (in a good way). It seems like you keep on eating and eating endlessly; but you can’t stop because it’s so damn tasty. Broth was complex and umami with a mix of sweet, spicy and savoury.
Nothing but good things to say about Hung Phat. I’ll be back soon to try a couple more of their more interesting soup options.
3849 – 99 Street