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Pham Thi Chinh

  • Restaurants
  • Seongdong-gu
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Pham Thi Chinh, a cleaner, brighter version of a divey noodle joint, is located in Wangshimni. Upon first glance, the dark broth is instantly noticeable. Droplets of grease surrounding the sliced beef give the impression that the beef was cooked beforehand and then added to the soup. A conversation with the very pleasant owner revealed that the beef-based broth is lovingly prepared every morning and then left to simmer for hours in anticipation of the lunch rush. Despite the color, the flavor of the broth is quite light and the beef flavor rather pronounced. Cilantro is readily available, but not brought to you with the soup, so be sure to ask, whereupon you will be given as much as you want. The sprouts are also very fresh adding a nice healthy crunchiness to the bowl of noodles. Although Sriracha is provided, I would caution against adding too much additional flavoring as it can overpower the subtle flavors of the broth. It’s a nice pho for a nice price. By James Yu


Samsung Chereville
69, Muhangno 6-gil
Beef pho 7,000 won.
Opening hours:
Mon–Sun 10:30am–9:30pm(Every Tues off)
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