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Mama Pho Warsaw? More Like Mama Huhu

Mama Pho Warsaw is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


If you know me then you’ll know that I travel the world in search of pho (see All Pho Reviews). When I went to Warsaw, I did not expect that there would be so many pho restaurants in the city. A quick Google revealed the large Vietnamese population which led me to believe that the a break from beet soup, pork knuckle, and dumplings (see Folk Gospoda, a Must Must Eat in Warsaw) was an acceptable deviation from local cuisine.

That proved to be a mistake. Following my walkabout through Old Town (see Old Town Warsaw in Pictures) and on the way back to the Sheraton Warsaw, I stopped at Mama Pho. It is located on Nowy Świat, the main street leading to the Royal Castle. a restaurant with tables and chairs

Still full from dumplings, I skipped the traditional summer rolls and went straight for the pho. a bowl of soup with chopsticks on a table

The beef came out overcooked, and the noodles were too thick.a bowl of soup with noodles and chopsticks

Realizing I made a mistake, I didn’t stick around to see the bottom of the bowl. Instead, I made a hasty exit and decided that Warsaw would not make the Pho Sho, Fu Uh Sho: The Top Ten Places to Get Pho! list.

A day later, my suspicions were confirmed when I went to Pho Ever Yum and had another marginal bowl made with too much pepper. Strangely, the restaurant served dim sum as well which, unlike the pho, was pretty good.

a restaurant with tables and chairs a bowl of soup on a table a bowl of soup with a spoon a bowl of food on a table a bowl of food with chopsticks

Overall

Maybe it was foolish to try to find good pho in Warsaw. Maybe it was just the two places I tried, but overall I was disappointed in the 虎 pho I tried. I have to apologize to my pho friends for not finding a spot worth your pho-king time. 

Learn Chinese with TPOL: Mama huhu (虎) means “so-so.” 

 

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