As promised, I am back with a breakdown of the menu at Miss Pho Vietnamese Restaurant here in Sneads Ferry!
The great thing about this article is that it will not only give you a how-to on their menu, but it will help you at any Vietnamese spot.
I love talking food with you guys! To catch up anyone who is new here, we previously covered this local gem in Ferry Food Finds! where I addressed that while it is a fav of mine, a lot of people are not familiar with it.
I don’t know how many times I’ve brought it up to people, and they’ve said:
“oh I’ve always wondered if it’s good”
“I see it all the time”
“what do they have?”
Alrighty Ferry family, here it is broken down into sections that mirror the menu!
Ordering from the Miss Pho Menu:
Remember, this is a Vietnamese eatery, so the menu is a little different to what you are used to seeing. The menu is also an authentic one, in that it displays it in their language, but does offer the description.
When you order, you’ll notice they prefer if you use the number. So, pick what you want and order by number. Most times, they will repeat it back to you in English, clarifying what you said so there is no confusion.
The most popular one they have is a fried egg roll, which is their version, done their way. Cha Gio (#5)– you won’t regret ordering these. They are full of meat, vermicelli noodles and veggies served with a side of their sweet and sour fish sauce to dip them in. They are hands down, my fav kind of egg rolls.
If you are a CLEAR spring roll lover, they offer those, (#1-4). These are not fried, they are the spring rolls wrapped in rice paper. They are a very fresh and healthy alternative to fried ones.
Pho is rice noodle soup with bean sprouts and various meats which you choose from. Miss Pho’s offers a plethora and are up first on their menu. Based off your palate, you will choose if you want rare or cooked beef in your soup, or seafood. Look at each number, starting at 11, which is combination. It has rare beef, beef flank, tendon, tripe, and beef balls. I personally do not like tripe and tendon, so I order #14 with rare beef and beef balls.
Bun-Vermicelli (Vermicelli spice soup with fish sauce):
This next section starts at #20, and is similar to pho but it has spicier options, like #20 which I love. The soup will be redder in color and it will come with a red chili paste that you should use sparingly if you’re unable to handle spice. This is also where the seafood soups are and they’re delicious. Something that you may have never had are fish balls (#22). These are fish, such as mackerel, that have been pounded multiple times and formed into a fine paste, seasoned with salt, combined with egg whites or corn starch, and boiled.
Bun Kho (Vermicelli rice noodle bowl):
So, I really love this, guys. Starting at number 25-32, the rice noodle bowls are super tasty, fresh, and bright. So savory and satisfying. While it features noodles, they won’t be submerged in liquid. They are on the bottom, topped with meats, veggies, and served with fish sauce. Just like the pho, you will choose what protein you want, minus seafood, but adding chicken. My fav is the bbq ground pork with spring roll, which is #30. These also come with shredded lettuce. so when it’s served to you, the noodles with be dry and you’ll need to pour the fish sauce over ALL the ingredients, stir, and devour.
Com Dia-(Rice plate):
These are my hubby’s fav and start at #33! The rice plates consist of steamed white rice, served with mouth-watering, grilled proteins of your choice, veggies, and fish sauce. For folks who are less adventurous, this is a great way to try the Vietnamese flavors while also making safe choice. The lemongrass chicken they prepare has a flavor like no other and I urge you to try it. Lemongrass is an herb with a lemony fragrance. The pork chop and bbq pork is phenomenal too, making his fav the #40 that combines both choices. The seafood fried rice is also under here and tastes very distinct and different from Chinese fried rice. Its another one of my fav dishes and is #42!
GiaI Khat (Beverage):
Don’t skip out on having bubble tea from a Vietnamese place! A lot of people don’t know or forget that they typically serve it, and its a great treat! Not only do they have their signature iced coffee with condensed milk (#47), but they also have Thai tea boba (#57). In addition, they have my two favs: matcha (#59) and taro (#56). Taro is a root vegetable and tropical plant that resembles a potato. It has a very unique flavor that I am in love with, that is nutty and sweet.
Meanwhile, we covered matcha, last week in Coffee Haven for my Caffeine Cravin’!
Chinese food menu:
So, Miss Pho’s also offers a menu, numbered 1-14 that has Chinese entrees. My fav on this is the sesame chicken (#3), which is the best I have ever had because its super fresh, and minimal in sauce. It is not drenched in the typical thick, syrupy sauce that becomes coagulated after your initial eating of it. The fried chow mien options are go-to as well (#12-14).
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WOW! Can you believe we are finally done? Did I clear up any confusion you had on Miss Pho’s menu? Are there any additional items that I can clarify for you! If, so I would be more than happy to, in addition to examining other local menu items. Hey, we’re all in this Ferry food family TOGETHER and I want us to eat and be merry!
Until next time, Forks UP, food DOWN!
Also, stay tuned for Ferry Food Finds, part 2!