Last month saw the launch of the new, and very exciting, Pho kids menu. Pho, the super awesome Vietnamese restaurant chain, has been successfully filling the bellies of hungry diners in the UK since their first restaurant opened in Clerkenwell in 2005, but, up until now, there had been no separate Pho kids menu.
We were invited down to their bustling Soho restaurant last Saturday afternoon to let our little ones loose on the new Pho kids menu to see if they gave it the two thumbs up.
Pho Kids Menu Review
The Pho kids menu is a scaled down version of their wonderful main menu. Sticking to the traditional Vietnamese street food they are famous for, just with smaller dishes that are less spicy than their adult counterparts.
The girls ordered well. Scarlett opted for the Chicken noodles served with cucumber, carrot pickle and sweet dipping sauce and O opted for the Wok fried rice with egg and chicken. Both dishes were huge (would certainly feed a child up to their early teens) and extremely tasty. They didn’t have any spice to them, as I would expect from a child’s dish, but thanks to the wide range of sauces and spices on the table the girls were able to add a little heat to their dinner.
From the adult menu the children also fell in love with the Pork and lemongrass meatballs, so much so we ended up ordering four portions and suggesting to the management that they be added to the Pho kids menu ASAP!
The adults on the table can testify to the tastiness of Vietnamese larger, especially the Saigon that is sold at Pho by the bottle. There were a fair few of these ordered during the corse of our visit too.
The restaurant suited family dining well. The relaxed atmosphere, happy staff and friendly fellow diners made for a wonderful afternoon. You can see why this wonderful establishment has decided to introduce the Pho kids menu, it’s a perfect location for some quality time as a family. We will certainly be returning.