Pho is one of my favourite comfort foods. There should be so much depth of flavour in that clear broth that not everyone can do it right. A random trip to Cafe Saba on The Parade in Norwood turned out to be rather satisfying.
It’s a Vietnamese cafe offering all the Vietnamese classics like vermicelli salads, banh mi, cold rolls, noodles and rice combos. While my lunch date ordered Pho I deviated to Bun Bo Hue – the Hue style spicy lemongrass beef noodle soup. If you haven’t figured out by now I like spicy most things.
As usual it comes in a big bowl filled to the top with hot soup. It’s a very fragrant dish with onions, spring onions and coriander. Just like pho you get a dish of bean sprouts, lemon and basil on the side. I love bean sprouts and really strong flavours so I tend to squeeze the crap out of the lemon and throw all the herbs in. I picked the Bun Bo Hue with a mix of rare beef, beef tendon and beef balls. A great combination for me.
Pricing is pretty reasonable for Norwood, Pho is always a cheap lunch. It’s not the best in Adelaide but it’s pretty good so lucky for you if you live nearby. I get watered down stock powder tasting soup where I live. I will say however, you come here for the food, not the service.