Pho Tam is a restaurant that proves not all bowls of pho are created equal. Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall in Surrey, the tiny noodle joint is eternally bustling, and with communal seating, you’ll be rubbing elbows with the rest of the slurping masses. From the kitchen, good humoured cooks can be overheard chattering in Vietnamese whilst floor staff swoop through the room delivering bowls of noodles from trays. Their lightly flavoured beef broth laced with fragrant aromatics is a deceivingly nuanced fundamental and a true testament to quality. Order the Pho Dac Biet (the house special) for a bowl fully loaded with beef balls, rare beef slices, brisket, tendon and tripe. The Bun Bo Hue is a fiery alternative, while the crispy spring rolls stuffed with taro are a delicious variation of the plain old veggie standby.
10302 135 Street | Surrey, BC | 604-589-4223 | No website