The first taste of Vietnamese cuisine I ever had was in the US, where I learned that pho is pronounced not as “foe,” but more like “fuh.” Since then, I’ve always enjoyed it, especially during times when I crave something different, and in the case of pho, something warm and soupy.
When I traveled to Ho Chi Minh City early this year, a major part of the trip was the culinary ventures, most notably Pho Hoa, one of the most popular and oldest pho establishments in the city. Since then, I’ve discovered a whole new level of appreciation for Vietnamese cuisine–which is a good thing. But at the same time, it makes for a more picky and selective eater in me.
Fortunately, Mon Viet turned out to be a pleasant suprise. The springrolls were cooked to crisp perfection, and the beef noodles soups tasty as well. But as for the meatball pho, it was just okay. Price wise, you’re looking at spending in the range of 55-70K per person. Of course, once you’ve had the real deal in Vietnam, nothing can compare. But Mon Viet is a decent alternative to my Vietnamese cravings.
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