(Vogts gate 38, 0474 Oslo)
After the death of the best Phô place in Oslo by a landslide (Hai Cafe), my noodle inclined friends struggled to find a comparable venue in which to enjoy this Vietnamese staple. Having lived in Torshov for the past 4 years, and walked past this establishment numerous times, I held it in complete disregard and never ventured in. One day, some close friends actually braved the divide and wrote back about “best Phô in Oslo since Hai” and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only for the fact that I craved a good bowl since there is no good ramen in town (that i've tried), and secondly because on a cold autumn night there are few things more comforting than a hearty bowl of Vietnamese Phô.
The service was good. The prices were acceptable. The bowl was piping hot. The accompaniments were legit. We tucked in, and the broth, although seemingly thin and watery at first glance, delivered on flavour and left us convinced that there was at least ONE PLACE in Oslo that could deliver an authentic meal in this jaded, "watered-down taste" of a town.
If the scores were out of 5 it would have been a 4, but due to the amount of epic meals I have had in Vietnam this has to be taken into consideration.