Monday, March 22, 2010

Pho Village in Greenland Market Plaza, Las Vegas

I had the last flight out of all the girls from the Bachelorette party. I hung out with my cousin, Lily who just moved to Las Vegas for school. She moved about 3 months ago and is still exploring the food scene and made her way through a few Pho joints. Lily wanted to dine at Pho Village, a new Vietnamese restaurant located in Chinatown. The restaurant is located in the Greenland's Supermarket Plaza with a large "Grand Opening" banner, marked with 10% off.

The restaurant is shiny new, clean with comfortable booths. The menu is extensive with rice noodles, rice plates, noodle soups and sweet drinks. I found it interesting the menu was in English, Vietnamese and Korean.* An ode to the large Korean population in Las Vegas.

Pho Village, Las Vegas - Pho

[Photo Credit Lily D]


I ordered the Pho combo, the server asked if I wanted small or large and I opted for the latter. The large size is a small size back in San Jose, CA. The broth was a tad too sweet and salty without much depth, I needed a few pieces of lime to brighten up the flavor.

Lily ordered the bun bo hue, a hearty dish consisting of pork's blood, pig's feet and pork slices in a spicy broth.

Pho Village, Las Vegas - bun bo hue

[Photo Credit Lily D]


Pho Village, Las Vegas - condiments including banana leavesThe unique aspect of Pho Village is the condiment platter, there was the usual - perilla, mint, basil, bean sprouts, jalapenos, and lime. They also served chiffonade banana leaves (the brown strips in the photo) which has no taste but for texture. The texture feels like it looks - soaked leaves.





The service was friendly and quick, the price was reasonable for Las Vegas about $7-8 for a dish. I paid $14 including the 10% discount, tax and 18% tip for a bowl of pho and a fresh coconut drink.

Pho Village
6820 Spring Mountain Rd
Suite C-111
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 696-1688
Pho Village on Urbanspoon

* Similarly, a lot of the Vietnamese restaurant in San Jose, CA has the menu translated in English, Vietnamese and Spanish; due to the large Mexican population.

2 comments:

Lolia S said...

I wasn't expecting good pho in Vegas.

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