This time we would like to introduce “PHO10”, a Vietnamese restaurant in Kyoto.
Vietnamese food sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Vietnamese food is very popular even in my family, all of whom, except me, dislike pak choi.
why are you going to eat？
This time, I would like to report on the long-awaited Vietnamese restaurant “PHO10” in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture.
O” is correctly written as Ở, but I don’t know how to read it, so I’ll use “O” for convenience in this article.
Outline of the store
The store is located in front of Shintanabe Station.
This store is located in Kyotanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture. A little further south is Nara Prefecture, one of the border cities between Kyoto and Nara. The store is located in front of Shintanabe Station in the center of Kyotanabe City.
This Kyotanabe City has JR Kyotanabe Station and Kintetsu Shintanabe Station, and the central area stretches between them.
The explanation makes the directions more complicated than it should be☆
- Access, etc.
- Business hours: 10:00 – 23:00
- Closed: No special holidays
- Parking: No parking lot
- Address: Rainbow Building 106, 6 Kawarashikida, Kyotanabe City, Kyoto, Japan
PHỞ 10″ is also located in Hanoi, Vietnam. There is no parking lot, but there is a coin-operated parking lot right across the street.
Menu and Taste
Here is the menu. There are a variety of dishes, from the standard Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls and pho, to dishes that look Vietnamese, but the names of the dishes are not quite clear.
Many of the dishes come as a set with spring rolls and soup, so there is no need to add an extra spring roll.
Vietnamese food is spring rolls
When you hear the word “Vietnamese cuisine,” the first thing that comes to mind is spring rolls.
All of us in my family, with the exception of me, hate pakuchi, so I thought we would not be able to eat the spring rolls, but we were surprised to find that we could eat them in a blink of an eye. The deep-fried spring rolls, in particular, have a strange spice flavor that is different from that of ordinary Japanese spring rolls, making them an unforgettable dish.
Ebisen (shrimp crackers)
Ebisen (shrimp crackers) are usually considered a speedy menu item in Japanese pubs, but they also seem to be a standard Vietnamese dish (?). It seems to be a staple dish in Vietnam as well.
Everyone loves pho!
Pho is the most popular noodle dish in Vietnam.
The sticky and unique rice noodles, the flavor of seafood and fish sauce, and the aroma of unique spices make it a dish that will make you feel like you are on a trip.
I will never forget that my mother, who loves spring rolls, ate the set of spring rolls I just introduced, calling them a set of spring rolls, but she said they were also a set of spring rolls and went on a rampage to eat a total of six spring rolls.
Not Just a Sandwich, but a “Bain Mie”
To put it simply, the “bahn mi” is the Vietnamese version of the sandwich. However, the volume is something else.
The characteristic of this “báinh mì” is the vegetables that are so plentiful that they are almost to the point of bursting. Unlike some bogus burger stores, the filling is always there, no matter where you cut it.
Vietnamese food store attached to the restaurant.
This is a popular restaurant among Vietnamese (I think) in the neighborhood, and although Japanese is spoken here, Vietnamese (I think) is spoken on a daily conversational level. It seems to function as a store where Vietnamese living in Japan can procure Vietnamese foodstuffs.
This time, I would like to introduce a dish that is very popular among food connoisseurs, which is called “ECH.
It looks like this when deep-fried.
The taste is similar to chicken with a few bones, so let’s put aside any preconceived notions and take a bite.
That’s all for this time.
Because of the geographical proximity and the large number of people coming and going, I have the impression that Chinese and Korean food is fairly common, but other cuisines such as Vietnamese and Thai are not so common outside of the metropolitan area, even though they are delicious and have a wide variety of dishes. Vietnamese and Thai food, however, are delicious and varied, but you don’t see many of them outside of the metropolitan area.