The 6 must-try dishes you should order on your first visit to Pho

Guildford is getting it’s first Vietnamese restaurant soon and foodies are getting rather excited about it.

Specialising in healthy, authentic street food, Pho will open in the Tunsgate Quarter shopping centre on Friday June 15 .

Ahead of its launch, GetSurrey was given a sneak peek inside the restaurant and a taste of some of the best-selling dishes.

The team was also given some top tips on eating there for the first time.

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Food and drink at Tunsgate Quarter in Guildford

Top tips for your first visit to Pho:

  1. The name of the restaurant is pronounced ‘fo’ (like faux) , while the name of the national dish is pronounced ‘fur’ (like cat fur).
  2. The national dish is a rice noodle soup served with a side plate of fresh herbs to add as you please.
  3. Only chopsticks and wooden soup spoons are on the table (if you need a knife and for, just ask)
  4. The toilets are unisex and there is a sign on the door saying ‘Whichever’.
  5. Your eyes are guaranteed to be bigger than your belly.
  6. Most of the menu is gluten free and there are lots of vegan options.
  7. You can ask your soup stock to be beef, chicken or veggie.
  8. There is a range of seating available include booths, stools and tables for two.
  9. The restaurant is spilt over two levels.
  10. You access the restaurant from the street.
  11. You cannot book a table, it’s walk-in only.
  12. The food id super healthy and low in calories, so don’t hold back!
The food at Pho is super healthy and nutritious

The 6 must-try dishes all Pho virgins must try:

    1. Goi cuon – fresh rice paper summer rolls with prawns, herbs, vermicelli and pickle with peanut sauce (£5.25)

    Taste-test – wonderfully soft and fresh. The thick and creamy dipping sauce is incredibly smooth and moreish.

    Goi cuon – choose from veggie, chicken or prawn (as pictured)

    2. Chả gio – crispy pork spring rolls served with lettuce and herbs and nước chấm sauce (£5.75)

    Taste-test – The wraps are superbly crisp and they have a generous filling.

    Chả gio – choose from veggie or pork (as pictured)

    3. Goi ga – salad with Asian herbs, peppers and a chilli ginger dressing (£7.95)

    Taste-test – Not the easiest to eat with chopsticks, but the dressing is fantastically exotic.

    Goi ga – add shredded chicken if you like

    4. Pho chín – tender brisket (a bit like roast beef) slow cooked in Pho’s classic 12 hour stock (£9.25)

    Taste-test – The tasty beef is similar to super succulent pulled pork and the broth has a rich depth.

    Pho chín

    5 . Pho nam rom – Enoki, shiitake and button mushrooms cooked in Pho’s classic 12 hour stock (£8.95)

    Taste-test – the mushrooms are surprisingly meaty and filling and the broth was fragrant, intense and divine.

    Pho nam rom is vegan-friendly

    6. Com tam dac biet – rice bowl with chargrilled chicken thigh topped with wok-fried Chinese leaf, radish, cucumber and pickles, finished with peanuts, herbs and fresh chillies (£9.25)

    Taste-test – this is comfort food at its best. The rice is soft and filling and the toppings are nutritious and exceptionally aromatic.

    Com tam dac biet – choose from pork, beef, chicken, tofu and veg or a three meat combo

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