There may not appear to be too much commonality between rice paper rolls and egg tarts or coffee and broth, but Pho & Co has arisen out of the success of Oli& Levy’s. Since its recent opening, it has had a few weeks to resolve its teething issues and I dropped by on a Saturday to grab some take away dinner.
I picked up a few rice paper rolls, the duck salad, and a bottle of mineral water. I’d heard everything ranging from ranting to raving and was quite curious as to what verdict I would reach.
I didn’t order a pho because (1) it would be unfair to assess them on their pho without the luxury of dining-in and eating it immediately and (2) it’d probably be worthwhile devoting some dining-in time to try their pho if the rest of their offerings were good enough.
What I liked was that the rolls were all freshly made from good quality ingredients, but there weren’t quite enough ingredients in a roll, especially for the prices that we were paying. To comp it against other rice paper rolls in a similar price range, Miss Chu offers smaller rolls with better vermicelli to filling ratio and Roll’d offers larger rolls with a similar vermicelli to filling ratio.
The duck salad was refreshing and packed with flavor and fresh ingredients and quite thrilling! On this front, they had done very well. I was almost tempted to undo the rice paper rolls and remake them with some of the duck salad in the middle.
Anyway, given its close proximity to the office and affordability of the menu, I’d probably come back to Pho & Co again. They offer plenty of healthy options and are likely to become a good dinner order option for the team.