6929 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132-3533
Dollar Factor $
Taste Factor $$$
There’s a Pho place near my dwelling! This makes Mr. Wonderful and I soooo happy! A mere minutes away, we can now go and enjoy pho soup during this cold spell without straying too far. And if Pho is not your thing? There are plenty of other choices here as well. Read on…
PhoEver is located in the strip mall right next to Tuesday Morning Mall. When you walk in, the decor is simple and bright. It has been very clean both times we’ve been. The wait staff has been prompt and courteous and our overall experience has been pleasant.
Let’s start with the star of the show, after all, what do you go to a Pho place for ..what else? Pho. I ordered the P1 or Pho Tai (All pho is $5.95 for small, $6.95 for large) with thin slices of rare beef that cook gently upon dropping into the hot soup.
The pho at PhoEver is very good. I am so partial to Pho Lien Hoa’s broth, that the broth didn’t measure up, but I would say it’s still a good choice. It didn’t have the exotic broth depth of Pho Hoa, it tasted more beef -brothish and the star anise flavor wasn’t as strong as I like it, but overall, with this place being close to my home, I would definately make a stop here often to get a still-worthy bowl of this soup.
The garnish tray was a little smaller than normal. But it worked.
And really, so much of this probably goes to waste from those who don’t like to add a lot to their soup. You can ask for more, and they’ll bring it free of charge. No worries there.
I started out with tea, as I’m a tea freak. I was pleasantly surprised that they had Oolong tea and shock of all shocks -looseleaf!
The only disappointment is, I’m a texture person and I hate floaties in my drinks. Like, I’m talking serious gag factor.
I know – I have issues.
There was no means of straining the tea as the leaves came in my cup. When I asked the waitress if there was a strainer available, she said, “Just let it set for a while and the leaves will go to the bottom”. Needless to say, I still had tea leaves stuck between my teeth and that didn’t work.
The fresh spring rolls ($3.00) were large and good. The hoisin peanut dipping Sauce was yummy.
A nice feature about their fresh spring rolls? You have a choice of shrimp, pork, beef, chicken or vegetable and it’s nice to have a choice as opposed to the traditional shrimp rolls offered elsewhere.
The Crispy Vietnamese Spring Rolls ($3.50) were outstanding.
Not too greasy, and filled with chicken, carrots, bean thread noodles and onions. Again, the sauce, a flavorful, but light nuoc mam was excellent.
Lindsay, our daughter-in-law ordered one of the Vermicelli Bowls with Grilled Chicken ($6.95).
She really enjoyed this. It came with a small bowl of the nuoc mam sauce that you can pour over or use as a dipping sauce as well.
Jason ordered the egg drop soup ($1.50 small, $2.50 large) and he said it was excellent.
The waitress brought him a side of fried wonton crisps and some chopped green onions for garnish.
I mentioned early on, this is not exclusively a Pho restaurant. They have everything from curry to Mussels with Ginger and Scallions. With it being so close to our house, I have a lot of items to try…and soon.
They have a great lunch special that Mr. Wonderful ordered. He got Kung Pao chicken. I believe the lunch special was around $6.95
It came with his choice of rice, a crispy spring roll and a bowl of egg drop soup.
Besides the Vermicelli Bowl choices, the next thing I want to try are one of their Clay Pot Specials ($7.95-$8.95). Filled, with Pork, Fish, Seafood or Tofu, there is a choice for even the vegetarian. These come cooked in their “special sauce”.
That intrigues me for some reason. I must have one!
They also serve many other choices like fried rice dishes, and Cantonese noodle soup. There is also an entire page of Chinese dishes offered and a Vegetarian section of the menu as well.
The drink menu offers the popular Bubble Tea ($2.95), but be warned – tapioca is ordered separately at .30/scoop. Vietnamese Coffee and two kinds of looseleaf tea are offered as a treat as well, which makes a tea lover like myself happy.
Our experience has been positive at this place. Try out PhoEver sometime soon. If you live in NW Oklahoma City, you’ll be going often. It’s even worth a drive if you don’t!