It was once possible to find a decent pho for $10 (or under) around Sydney. These days, places where you can find this Vietnamese staple for a tenner are few and far between. Lucky for us, there is still Song Huong out towards the West striving to push our hard earned $10 to the max.
On the main strip of Riverwood, a short stroll from the train station is where Song Huong is located. Decor is minimalist but fairly well kept however, the vibe is always buzzing with people chowing down on a variety of Vietnamese dishes at lunch and dinner times.
Here the best value option is the $10 pho which is quite a large bowl with the usual accompaniments of bean sprouts, basil and lemon. The broth is moreish with the beef flavour shining through. The star of the dish I have to admit is the beef here.
I find the consistency of the beef in pho varying in quality greatly between restaurants with some providing stringy offcuts, others served with frozen beef pieces which are still stuck together and barely warm up even when kept under the broth. Here the beef generous is serving, super fresh, sliced thinly cooking in a flash in the hot broth. It's no wonder this place is so popular with the locals.
Beef and beef ball noodle soup - $11 - For an extra $1, you can get the noodles with beef balls as well.
The hidden goods under the noodles - what was once rare beef, know cooked to perfection :D
Song Huong, Riverwood, Sydney West Reviewed by kogepanman on 5:58 PM Rating: