King Noodle House Pho Hoang, Edmonton

Pho is one of those dishes that I use to judge a new Vietnamese restaurant. Some places don’t have a good broth, some places cheap out on the amount of meat, and some dishes just taste off.

Having heard about King Noodle on Chowhound, and having passed it many times, I decided it was time to try it out.

King Noodle pho

King Noodle pho

The bean sprouts were fresh and crispy, and the soup came out fairly quickly. The pho was filled with lots of meat that arrived medium (as ordered) rather than well done. At first taste, the soup didn’t taste “beefy” enough to me. I admit I was disappointed. As I kept eating, however, the taste improved and the pho grew on me. I think I still prefer the pho from Tau Bay, but this is a good alternative. And cheap too. Two bowls of pho plus tea came to less than $15.

King Noodle House Pho Hoang
10613 97 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

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3 thoughts on “King Noodle House Pho Hoang, Edmonton

  1. I’ve been looking for a great sate pho, especially after being spoiled by Pho Dau Bo in Calgary, and I was let down at King Noodle. I stopped by one afternoon after a few mentions on chowhound, like you. While I imagine their regular pho could be a decent option, I’m also a major fan of Tau Bay, their sate was made (I assume) by adding chili’s and/or chili oil to a regular dish. No separate broth or procedure and after inquiring about the sate, the waitress said the kitchen can make anything sate. Oh well. Still on the hunt.

    Great post.

  2. AllPhoAll says:

    I just don’t understand how Sate and Pho came together. Vietnamese sate was not intended to be a flavour enhancer/modifier for Pho. It tags along with other broths but I have never heard of mixing it with Pho broth. If you like the spicy flavour, it should work better with fresh chili because chili does not interfere with Pho’s flavour and aroma (while sate definitely does alter the broth taste and smell.)

    Anyway, it sounds like a scam to just put chili sate into Pho broth and call it Pho Satay. Why would anybody want to taste sate in a bowl of Pho? it’s so strange to me.

    • I haven’t tried it myself, but it seems to be a popular choice in Edmonton and Calgary. If you pop over to Chowhound they’re always having discussions about finding the best sate pho.

      Personally, I’m all about Malaysian satay and that is usually what comes to mind when I hear that word.

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