Having had a somewhat disappointing bowl of Pho last time, a friend of mine, having read my online rants, decided to take me out to grab some Pho before watching the new Inferno movie last week. Being a big fan of the Oriental chain stores, he took me to their Vietnamese branch, Vietnam Corner, situated in the carpark of Sunny Park, for a quick dinner.
If anything, it was definitely quick. Perhaps one of the quickest non fast food meals I've ever had. It took a mere 12 minutes from us stepping into the store to having food served on our table (it helped because we already knew what we wanted without even looking at the menu). Both of us settled on the rare beef pho, with an extra cup of milk tea.
Our pho was served with quite a decent portion of sprouts, herbs, lemon and chilli, which we found quite fresh.
Compared to Vietnam House, the bowl of pho I got had probably double the size. However, despite the generosity in portion size, I was still a little disappointed by the bowl, as the beef was definitely not rare (not even remotely pink), and the soup was definitely one of the blander ones that I've had. Considering how well established they are at Sunnybank though, I think they may have just had a bad day. Aside from the beef and the soup, I did really enjoy the soft silky pho which tasted super fresh and had a good texture to it, neither being over or under cooked.
We also each ordered a cup of milk tea, and it was very strong and very hot. It was so strong that whilst both of our preferences would have been to have it without sugar, it was so bitter that we were unable to have it without an added spoon of sweetness. It was quite heavy kick-start to our evening.
Service: 8/10 (fast!)