Pho Vy Vietnamese Restaurant
772 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1H2
Warm up with a bowl of piping hot pho and other traditional fare at this cozy Vietnamese café.
|Cuisine Type |||Vietnamese|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, No Alcohol, Visible Kitchen|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus 3, 6, 11, 14, 16, 22, 23|
|Cross Street |||Douglas Street|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
Pho Vy’s specialty is the traditional Vietnamese grilled sliced meat and rice noodle soup known as pho. Several variations of the classic beef dish are served, such as steak, brisket, meatballs, tripe, fatty flank, tendon or any combination of cuts. The soup can also be made healthier with lean cuts of chicken or veggies and tofu. All soups come with rice noodles swimming in a tasty broth (chicken or beef) infused with scallions and spices, and can then be further personalized — the brimming bowls are served with a separate plate of basil, coriander, bean sprouts and lime wedges. Add what you please and then spice it up with your choice of sauces: hoisin, fish, spicy or soy.
Tasty Traditional Fare
Don’t be fooled by the name; Pho Vy offers much more than simple soups. Other traditional Vietnamese dishes include “bun vermicelli” (grilled meat served with noodles and salad), “com dia” (rice plates) and “do an chay” (vegetarian dishes featuring tofu). All meals are best started with Vy’s famous salad rolls, which come with a fantastically flavourful peanut sauce. The Vietnamese are known for their unique beverages and there are plenty of choices on the menu including coconut juice, milk coffees and blended drinks featuring exotic fruits like avocado, Jack fruit, soursop and durian.
Cozy, Welcoming Atmosphere
Walk into Pho Vy and be welcomed by friendly Vietnamese staff, who will offer you a complimentary pot of tea and gladly answer any questions about the menu. There’s a cozy vibe at the restaurant, which has space for fewer than 50 diners and is always bustling at meal times. The traditional setting features a window into the kitchen, lots of Vietnamese art on the lime-green walls, plants, flowers and white tablecloths. Service is fast and prices are low, but diners are always welcome to linger and enjoy Vietnamese hospitality.