It’s been many, many years since I’ve been to Pho Duy. They specialize in two bowls (beef and chicken). Can’t think of anywhere else in Vancouver that does that. They’re located next to Pho Thai Hang 2 Restaurant.
Hours. Only open 11:00am to 3:00pm.
No menu and prices include taxes. If you want it spicy, make sure to ask for it.
We dropped in on a Tuesday (around 11:45am) for lunch. All the tables were full within 15 minutes.
Pleasant and perfect to start.
Basil, bean sprouts and lemon wedges. Basil was fresh and abundant.
3x Beef pho ($13.00)
Comes with beef tendon, beef balls, beef slices, cilantro, green onions and sliced onions. Broth is clean tasting and light, with a slight bit of oiliness to it. My buddy slurped up his whole bowl; that’s a lot given there’s a lot of soup in one bowl. My favourite was the beef tendon and balls. Unfortunately, the slices overcooked in the broth.
We dropped in on another Tuesday (around 12:45pm).
Hot tea – this time we were given hot tea (must change during the seasons)
2x Chicken pho ($13.00)
Chicken, sliced onions, cilantro and green onion. Broth is similar to the beef in that it’s clean and light. My buddy said it reminds him of his mom’s pho (pretty high praise if you ask me). The bone-in chicken was tender and flavourful. You have to do a bit of work to get at the meat but totally worth it.
Cash only. Overall, solid bowls of homemade pho.