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Pho Toan Thang, Flemington

Family gatherings, I love them more and more as I get older. I was catching up with the family for lunch, Dad was craving for Pho and I needed my fried chicken with tomato rice fix. It’s been a while since the family went to Flemington, so suggested it. I have heard wonderful things about Pho Toan Thang, which is located in the ‘alley’ way near the car park. I was told by fellow readers that I should have gone here instead of Saigon Pho.

We rocked up a bit after midday, there were no queue but inside was almost full, one table left for us. When we came out about 40 mins later, there were people waiting. Turnover is quick though, and it seemed like the line was moving relatively quickly.

Dad had the combination beef pho – combination of beef, beef balls, tripes and tendons. I love the soup, personally I thougt it was better than that of Saigon Pho, it had a lot more flavours and was more tastier but then again, I am no pho expert. However, Dad still claims the ‘one in Cabramatta’ is better – I am not sure which restaurant he was referring too as he too didn’t remember the name – he just said ‘the one’ in Cabramatta.

Mum opted for the vermecilli with pork chop served with what I assume is a darker version of sweet and sour chili sauce. It’s not a hot dish (except for the pork chop that is). The vermecili is at room temperature, and served with blanched cucumber and carrots, it was surprisingly light and refreshing. I am not a huge fan of vermecilli, I know it’s a stupid reason, but it’s just too thin and doesn’t have enough ‘bite’ but I know Mum loves this dish. The pork chop was fantastic! Lightly battered, and juicy. It was almost as good as my fried chicken… almost!

My brother, F, had the fried pork chop with tomato rice. Another classic and a favourite of ours. He devoured this, I didn’t have any of the fried rice, but the pork chop was again excellent.

I always order the same thing – fried chicken with tomato rice. I don’t know why, but it is something I always get. I asked the waiter if I could have ‘less rice’ – he nodded and when my dish came, I received TWO servings of chicken with NO rice! My goodness – talk about chicken over load. Definitely did not finish this, it was just too much. The chicken was excellent, I loved the crispy thin (yet fatty) skin and the meat, was scrumptiously good!

O, my sis-in-law had something similar to Mum. She opted for the vermecilli with fried chicken. I can safely assume she enjoyed the fried chicken as she too demolished it.

The service is friendly and efficient, so don’t be put off by the long queues. They do have a quick turnover – in and out within 30 minutes! Our dish costs between $9 – $11, and my two serves of chicken is $9 and I was stuffed and probably won’t eat a fried chicken in a while!

Thanksfor the suggestions! I can truly understand the long queues. As Cabrammatta is too far, this may well be our ‘regular’ for our Vietnamese fix.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Pho Toan Thang

95 The Crescent Shop 9

Flemington, 2140

Ph: +61 2 9764 3687

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  1. April 6, 2011 at 2:35 am

    There’s that deep-fried pork chop, yum! I haven’t been to Flemington in more than twenty years; I wonder if it’s changed much? LOL

    • April 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

      i did think of you when eating it! it was good but i still prefer the fried chicken. i havent been for 5 years and it didnt change ‘that’ much.. but twenty could be different!

  2. April 6, 2011 at 4:38 am

    oh mi gad!! this is my fave pho place!

  3. April 6, 2011 at 5:12 am

    You finally got there :). I love vermicelli and pork chop, it looks to good. Lol, I want them all.

  4. Slimdusty
    April 7, 2011 at 7:05 am

    My wife asked me to order some take away from Pho Toan Thang today, but I forgot to bring the menu she left me with their phone number on it, and did a search on the net and found this fantastic website! Looks like I’m coming back when I want to plan our next night out! You are awesome!

  5. April 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Wow! They sure know how to stuff you with “less rice” :)) The chicken looks so good. YUM!!

    • April 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      hey there 🙂 thanks for dropping by! i know right… who would have thought ‘less rice’ would mean TWO servings of chicken! the chiken was good though… very very good!

  6. April 11, 2011 at 6:03 am

    hey LPP! this is my fave haunt in flemo. always there if i am there

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