And that’s what I think of now every time I think of pho. If you don’t already, watch “Modern Family”. IMMEDIATELY!!
Confession: I like pho.
I don’t love pho. I don’t hate it. I’ve always kinda just thought it was good, but that it would never be my favorite thing to eat.
I will admit, however, that it can be very satisfying on a rainy day.
And it was a very rainy day when I stumbled into Pho Vinam.
I didn’t want to go in at first because it only had three stars on Yelp! But I was determined to have soup because it was raining (I’m a little OCD about that), and the Thai place we tried to go to first was closed.
So I decided to risk it and bravely made my way to Pho Vinam.
The interior is pretty standard for a pho place — a few booths, but mostly tables, with the requisite sriracha and hoisin acting as a savory centerpiece.
I ordered the rare steak pho, which is a standard order for me.
The food was done quickly. I ate and was satisfied.
The broth was pretty good — flavorful and not too watery. They gave me lots of sprouts and cilantro and onions to add. There was plenty of steak — maybe more than I’d ever had at any other pho place.
And the kicker was that it was so cheap. Less than five dollars!
I left extremely satisfied. I got my soup fix, and I was actually shocked that Pho Vinam only had three stars on Yelp!
So, Pho Vinam, here’s something to get you one star closer to where you deserve.
1201 University Ave #107
Riverside, CA 92507