It was a cold, windy October day. I was door knocking earlier and I was in the need of something hot and nourishing. I haven’t been to Pho Anh Huyen in ages, so I thought I would revisit.
I ordered a regular bowl of coconut beef pho ($11.99). The bowl came out fast – within five minutes of ordering. I was disappointed that the broth wasn’t hot. With the addition of the cold bean sprouts and basil, the bowl was lukewarm.
The noodles were perfectly cooked, smooth and with a bounce. The beef wasn’t cooked all the way through due to the cool temperature of the soup. The sprouts remained crunchy as well. The broth itself was milder than I would have liked. I like my Vietnamese soup with a good spicy kick to it.
I’m still on the hunt for the best pho in Calgary. So far, Song Huong in the NE is my favourite. If you have any suggestions, let me know.