With seats continually packed all through the evening, and an extensive list of over 10 different noodle soups on offer it’s safe to say that I Love Pho (264)’s re-brand has been a successful venture. Their prior incarnation as ‘Pho Chu The’ has been a stalwart of Victoria Street for years, earning a reputation producing some of the best Pho in town. Now with a name change and the addition of ‘I Love Pho’ t-shirt for sale, this little spot is cementing itself in Melbourne-foodie-folklore.
Order up one of the many noodle soups with everything from tripe through to any number of way to have chicken on offer. Feeling traditional, follow our lead and request a bowl of the Sliced Beef Noodle Soup. The broth is packed full of a flavour that you expect from a good pho, and as you swirl the sliced beef you see it turn from pink to brown as it cooks through. Combine that with a coconut juice or three-color drink and that right there will be the best $12 (or so) that you’ll spend all week.