Until recently, we had no idea what a Pho is.
But as a JLT resident, I had seen this Vietnamese restaurant named Vietnamese Foodies located in Cluster D of Jumeirah Lakes Towers bustling with diners (before lockdown). We always had this restaurant on our list to try, but being a lifestyle journalist and booked with many reviews every other day, never found time to visit this restaurant.
However, at the time of publishing this review, there are no restaurant reviews to attend. So a few days ago, I was watching a food show online, where I saw this delicious soup called Pho sold on Vietnam streets. All I wanted was to have this soup, and the first name that struck my head was Vietnamese Foodies.
Being a vegetarian, I was a bit sceptical if they had a vegan version, but to my surprise, they had one.
I ordered the vegan pho through their Instagram page that offers a 20% discount on first order. Pho is priced at Dhs 24. Plus delivery charges are Dhs 7.
Even if I was excited to try Vegan Pho coming from a very popular Vietnamese restaurant in Dubai, I was still a little unsure of its taste so I also made arrangements for home-cooked lunch in case it turned out to be a disaster.
We received the delivery, the food came nicely packed in a plastic bag. It had three containers. One with Soup broth and veggies, second with noodles and the third container had lotus stems, mint leaves, some sliced chillies and two sauces: chilli and soya. Plus it had a very sweet note of a thank you.
We mixed all ingredients in one bowl and took the first sip from the soup. We are not exaggerating, but it was one of the best soups I had in life. So flavourful and delicious!
I am looking forward to trying making this soup at home.
As soon as we are coming out of this Covid-19 situation, visiting Vietnamese Foodies is on the priority list.