TPOL’s Best Places to Get Pho in the world already includes Hong Kong. That doesn’t mean TPOL’s above reviewing another pho spot in the same locale. Today’s review takes us up for pho at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, an experience punctuated by a warm bowl on a cold night.
The ride to the top via the old trolley is worth the cost of admission. The views of one of the most electric cities in the world is second to none even with an overabundance of tourists haphazardly using selfie sticks to take iPhotos that indubitably will turn out poor.
After fighting your way through the crowd and snapping a few of your own gems, head to the food court for gourmet cuisine including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. I’m sure you will be shocked at how this landmark has been overrun by commercial enterprises. If you aren’t overcome by the smells emanating from the home of the Whopper, then might I suggest having diner at pho yummee. Of course before you are seated, double back to the 7-11 as you can’t violate the rules of the greatest drinking game of all time.
The Pho Review
After jousting for position atop the peak, the only way to unwind is with a delicious bowl of pho. Served in a plus size bowl with plenty of beef, the delightful dish is so perfect even Mama McNabb would approve. Take your time with the broth because the peppers may be a bit caliente, Cantonese for spicy. While normal protocol as a matter of efficiency calls for chopsticks in the right with a spoon in the left, you may choose to go slowly, savoring one morsel at a time. After all, the line to get back down the peak is not getting any shorter. All done, nice and relaxed, perhaps a bit groggy, it is time to down a cafe su dah and mentally prepare yourself for the journey to the bottom.
How yummy, pho yummee.