26 August 2010

Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House ~ Enmore (Now Ocean Vietnamese)


Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House brings a bit of Marrickville over to Enmore. About bloody time :-)  NB - Pho Sure is now called Ocean Vietnamese and under new management.







Updated  17/12/10 - Pho Sure is under new management and now called Ocean Vietnamese. The menu is similar and the food is still good, we went for a soup but didn't take a camera - doh!

We always though a smart way to make money would be to open up a Marrickville style hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese joint in Enmore or Newtown. Well somebody has finally done it. Yes we have Pho 236 up on King Street Newtown which is excellent value but never as tasty as the classic joints of Marrickville. Pho Sure is the real deal.

Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House is a Tardis of a place, from the outside it looks like a takeaway joint with a couple of tables for loiterers. Inside is a cavernous eating hall, sparse but freshly renovated. It's like a big shed. There's lots of room here, a good cheap, no-frills option if you have big group, BYO welcome.

We visit on a Thursday night and are surprised at how many diners are here considering Pho Sure has only been open a couple of months, and it's a tough location for a restaurant, very tough, on a busy road devoid of pedestrian traffic. Plus the opening hours are 5pm to 9pm only (the owner has a day gig as well).

Inside there's a joyous cacophony to the place, and impossibly cute Vietnamese kiddies running around having a ball, for a moment I'm back in Vietnam. We get the feeling we will be spending a lot of time here over summer, with a six pack from the Warren View Hotel down the road.



Help yourself condiments, cutlery, water and tea.



Condensed milk in my coffee, just like Vietnam, it's dessert and coffee all in one.



Special combination pho - pho dac biet- $9.50 small, $10.50 large. This is a small one and it's huge. The combination comes with rare beef, well done briskets, tendon and tripe. This is quite a good pho, thumbs up.



Fried Squid Ball - cha muc chien - $7.50. Lightly fried balls of manufactured squiddy fun.



Grilled Pork with Vermicilli - bun thit nuong - $9.50. A big generous serve, the pork has lovely caramel flavours, pour the sweet chilli sauce on top and mix it all together, drool.



Fresh Rice Paper Rolls with Pork, Prawn, Vermicilli, Lettuce & Mint; Peanut Dipping Sauce. $8.



Vietnamese Prawn and Pork Salad - goi thom thit - $12. Like a Vietnamse coleslaw with roast pork and some prawns, it's plain but fresh and healthy, a great summer dish.



Rare Beef and Flank with Rice Noodle Soup - pho tai nam - $9.50 (large). A beef pho with extra pieces of marbled beef, more fat equals more flavour, yum. A large size is enough for two.



Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House Menu - click to enlarge.



Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House Menu - click to enlarge.



Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House Menu - click to enlarge.



Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House Menu - click to enlarge.



Pho Sure Vietnamese Noodle House is at 37-39 Stanmore Road, Enmore, corner of Liberty Street, a block from Enmore Road and almost across the road from the Warrenview Hotel were you can grab some brewskies for byo. Pho Sure is open from 5pm-9pm only, 7 days per week.

17 comments:

  1. Extra points for a "punny" name.

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  2. Hehe - Pho Sure has made it to the business name puns of fame site - http://tanksalot.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/pho-sure-2/

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  3. Drooling just thinking about Pho Sure... the soup is so damn tasty!

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  4. I have been to many Pho Restaurants (whether its at bankstown/cabramatta/marrickville)and none of them tastes as good as Pho Sure Restaurant at Enmore. I give them 10/10 as THE TASTIEST PHO RESTAURANT IN SYDNEY. I reckon with their secret of cooking, they will expand their name everywhere in no time.
    You’ve got to try to believe it!!!
    ITS THE BEST!!!
    GO PHO SURE!

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  5. Just got back from here, the broth was amazing but they forgot the tendon in my Special combination pho! gutted! I will remind them next time as I will definitely be back.

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  6. Hehe - they like to push the special combination too :-)

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  7. Thanks for putting up photos of the menu. Now I could order by phone and then pick-up.

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  8. finally, i am going there tonight will let you know my own viet review about this place

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  9. 4.5 out of 10 you're a harsh master! What did you have? We've been back a couple of times, the pho and bun thit nuong are our faves :-)

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  10. Pho Sure has a new phone number. It is now 02 9517 4836.

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  11. drove past it the other night, its a very large hole-in-the-wall.

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  12. Don't know if you've noticed but Pho Sure is now 'Ocean Vietnamese Restaurant' - I suspect it's the same people. Mostly the same dishes thankfully!

    Their new menu is on my blog if you're interested: http://scoffandquaff.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/new-takeaways-for-a-new-year/

    :)

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  13. Hi there - we did notice it had changed. There are some different people behind the counter and we tried the chicken with rice noodle soup and the sweet and sour soup (which was huge and sweet sweet sweet). They have longer opening hours too.

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  14. Good atomsphere, great people and fantastic food. n.b - Chi is gorgeous! Tiger

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