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Pho Vung Tau

 1500 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA
 

Just OK

I was excited to find a Vietnamese restaurant in Allentown, but less than thrilled by both the food and the decor. My friend and I ordered spring rolls and pho, with ice cream for dessert. The spring rolls were sticky to the touch, something that I’d never before encountered. Maybe it was the humidity? They were okay, but could have been fresher. The peanut dipping sauce was very good, though. My pho ga also was also only fair. I’ve had better, much better. It could have been fresher, as well. They did provide a nice helping of very fresh basil, mung bean sprouts and sliced peppers to add to the broth. The scoops of mango and green tea ice creams were also good. All in all, the whole experience was a bit of a disappointment. I didn’t hear any Vietnamese spoken in the kitchen, either, so maybe the recipes are less than authentic. I also ordered a side of fried rice to take home, and found that it was just the same as any other fried rice I’d ever ordered from a Chinese takeout. Not sure whether I’ll go back and give it another try in the future.

Pho Ga

See above – just average, nothing special.

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