London's Best Phở

Hailing from Vietnam, Phở is a slowly brewed noodle soup, which differs in cities across the country. The secret to Phở is in the stock, which needs to simmer with many-a bone and Asian aromatics for hours to create a pungent meaty base.

Winner:

Mien Tay

Dig into a mighty bowl of Phở Tái and expect something as authentic as it gets. The thinly sliced beef is soft, the stock is full and tasty, and an array of goodies are provided to sprinkle on top, including staple fresh mint, bean sprouts, chilli and spring onions.

  • 9/10 (£7)
  • 7/10
  • 8/10

Shoreditch
122 Kingsland Road, E2 8DP
020 7729 3074

Battersea
180 Lavender Hill, SW11 5TQ
020 7350 0721

@Mien_Tay

www.mientay.co.uk

Contender:

Cây Tre

Straight from the heart of Hanoi, Cây Tre’s beef Phở is a must. Silky rice noodles are served up in a fragrant marrowbone broth topped with fresh herbs and melt-in-your-mouth slices of beef. This is accompanied by a serving of poker-hot chilli, Asian basil, crunchy bean sprouts and saw-leaf to stir in, making each bite and slurp as delicious as the last.

  • 6/10 (£9.50)
  • 7/10
  • 7.5/10

Soho
42-43 Dean street, W1D 4PZ
020 7317 9118

Hoxton
301 Old Street, EC1V 9LA
020 7729 8662

@CayTreVietGrill

www.caytresoho.co.uk

Contender:

Sông Quê

Momentarily transported back to side streets of Hanoi, the Phở Bò broth is steaming, meaty and flavoursome. Large strips of beef float on top of a nest of delicate vermicelli noodles, and a sprinkling of spring onions, bean sprouts and fresh mint finish it off.

  • 7/10 (£8.40)
  • 7/10
  • 7.5/10

Hoxton
134 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY
020 7613 3222

www.songque.co.uk

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