Sydney noodle hotspot Eat Fuh has opened an outpost of its Vietnamese pho kitchen at the heart of Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun.
Is there anything as satisfying as a steaming bowl of Vietnamese soup noodles? While its name is often mispronounced (try naming Mark Wahlberg’s 1996 break out thriller but with a Glasgow accent), phở is fragrant and heady, yet elegant and utterly delicious. One of Vietnam’s best culinary exports, you can find different takes on classic phở from Philidelphia to Phú Quốc, but it’s in Sydney, where the ingredients are always the headliners, where you’ll find some of the best Vietnamese noodles outside Saigon. Until now.
In its first venture outside Sydney, Eat Fuh has opened as a take-away only hole-in-the-wall on Queens Road West. Noodlophiles have a series of classics to choose from, including beef, chicken and vegetarian.
The beef phở is made with beef bones that are lovingly simmered for eight hours, long enough to melt that all-important marrow, which is then combined with timeless spices including cinnamon and roasted ginger to create an unmistakable broth. Opt for the classic Rare Beef Fuh Noodle Soup, with Australian and New Zealand rib eye, or the Beef Fuh Combo, with meatballs, tripe, tendons and flank steak.
Two takes on chicken phở are also available. Made with a soup base that’s packed with flavour, try the clean, fragrant Chicken Fuh Noodle Soup, or the classic Chicken Fuh Combo, with chicken meat and offal.
More unique options include Vegetarian Fuh, made with a slightly sweet stock of root vegetables and complemented by rice noodles, tofy, cabbage, mushrooms, sprouts, spring onions and touches of basil, lemon and chilli. Also look out for Beef Stew Noodle Soup, with French-inspired ingredients; White Meat Noodle Soup, a medley of chicken noodle soup with pork belly, chicken, prawns, egg and fresh herbs; and locally-sourced Lemongrass Grilled Chicken, available as a half or whole bird and cooked in Asian herbs.
Think of it as a precursor to the next weekend away in Ho Chi Minh City.
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