The morning following my cousin, JS's wedding, my aunt and uncle took us to a pho place for brunch. During the car ride to the restaurant, my aunt told us that she had friends from Vaughn that would drive down to this restaurant, Pho Dau Bo, located in the same plaza as Long Hui Supermarket.
They had an impressive spread of Vietnamese dishes.
We ordered a few bowls of noodles. I had to go with their pho with beef balls. My aunt said that the restaurant makes them, so of course, we were interested. They reminded me of the beef balls that we used to get from Montreal. Their beef balls were tiny though.
The soup tasted just like our homemade pho. It was very comforting because it wasn't overly sweet with a punchy cinnamon flavour. The rice noodles that the restaurant used was more slippery and bouncy than we're used to. I'm disappointed that I forgot to ask what brand of noodles they used. Were they fresh rice noodles?
Dad had their mild bun bo hue and enjoyed it. He preferred another place because they didn't add enough lemongrass here.
Their noodles stood out to me. I can see why people like this over other pho places. Their local chain has expanded to many locations in the GTA.
Pho Dau Bo
2437 Finch Ave W
North York, ON