Vohn’s restaurant is the newest entry in the Vietnamese\Southeast asian eateries popping up in Southern Mass. Its literally a stones throw away from another Thai restaurant (Thai Jasmine-also reviewed by me) and I cannot be happier with its addition. This is the real deal and rivals the best southeast asian cuisine I have ever eaten!
Vohn is the name of the very friendly female owner who will most likely take your phone order or direct you to your table. I was able to find out that Vohn is actually from Laos (Laotian) and brought her authentic cooking directly from Laos to the United States in 2008. Fans of this kind of cuisine could not be more fortunate.
I have sampled many of the authentic dishes on Vohn’s menu. I have not run into anything that has not been very good at the least.
The 5 star dish I cannot recommend enough is their Pho Soup(its pronounced FUH), a LARGE rich and hearty bowl of rice noodles with the most delicious beef based broth I have ever tasted (Do not, I repeat DO NOT, confuse this with the chicken broth based “Homestyle Soup”. It is NOT the same and cannot hold a candle to the delicious complexity of the Pho). I have it with Crispy Pork and the super rich, savory flavors of beef bone marrow broth along with onions, cilantro, thai sweet basil, sprouts, lettuce and jalapeno slices marry together to make an absolutely exquisite and layered soup. The fact that the Crispy Pork actually stays crispy in the broth is pure magic. Make sure to squeeze a bit of lime in and use some of Vohn’s hot sauces (Sweet hot sauce with hoisin and my addictive favorite, the SUPER HOT Chili oil) in the soup to maximize the flavor. The BEST Pho I have ever had, hands down.
Another 5 star highly recommended dish is their Pad Thai. Ive had many decent (and not so decent) dishes of Pad Thai but this one is now at the top of the list. Perfectly cooked noodles with scallions, sprouts, cilantro and thai sweet basil in a delicious slightly spicy and sweet pad thai sauce. The tamarind flavor really shines thru along with the other sauce flavors and theres just enough of the sauce to make the noodles deliciously moist. Have it with any choice of meat (generous amounts) and its even better.
The spring rolls are very fresh and delicious with a thinner than usual rice wrapper, rice noodles and sweet basil. The hand-made crab rangoons are light, crispy and have a lighter cream cheese crab filling. They come with a delicious, spicy sweet “duck” dipping sauce . The house fried rice includes generous amounts of meat with Vohn’s light and sticky steamed rice.
A quick note regarding the interior of the restaurant. It is clean, bright and casually welcoming. The staff is always smiling and very inviting. Most days you may see some of Vohn’s nieces or nephews respectfully playing near the front desk. You may get a very cute “hi!” or “goodbye” as well. A very nice way to be greeted!
I could go and on (obviously). Vohn has created an authentic Southeast Asian restaurant utilizing all of the freshest ingredients and time tested cooking techniques that make this the kind of food that leaves you wanting more. Vohn’s Restaurant’s friendly, down home atmosphere, generous food servings and bargain pricing makes it a clear winner and a must try for Southeast asian foodies!