Over the weekend, we were craving for pho but didn't want to drive far, so we decided to give I Love Pho in Crows Nest a go. We've always been skeptical about the place since we tend to associate dirtier places with better pho, but we were pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. While the servers seemed a little confused in general, the dishes we ordered were brought out relatively quickly.
|Bean sprouts and sauce sides for pho|
|Grilled marinated pork & Spring roll with Vermicelli ($17.50)|
The second dish we ordered was the grilled marinated pork & spring rolls served with vermicelli, fresh Vietnamese herbs, cucumber, pickled carrots and dipping sauce. There was the option for it to be served either in a bowl or D.I.Y. self roll with rice paper, so we opted for the D.I.Y. option since it seemed like a more "fun" approach that was easier to be shared. This dish was really delicious, with the grilled pork slices well marinated in a sweet sauce and the spring roll pieces all fried to a golden perfection. Together with the fresh herbs and vermicelli wrapped in the rice paper, it was heavenly!
Overall a good find for Vietnamese food at Crows Nest. While the pho is not as cheap or tasty as the ones served in Vietnamese restaurants in the Western suburbs or Eastwood/Sydney, the D.I.Y. rice paper roll with spring rolls and marinated pork slices will make it a good alternative when craving for Vietnamese food in the lower North Shore.
I Love Pho
47 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest NSW 2065
02 8065 1129