Food fanatics have selected Sydney’s best Vietnamese noodle restaurant in an online poll run exclusively by Sydney food blog, noodlies with the winner announced today. Over 50 Pho restaurants were nominated across 29 Sydney suburbs.
The online poll conducted by noodlies has awarded Pho Tau Bay restaurant in Cabramatta the title of Sydney’s Best Pho, 2010.
Pho Tau Bay
12/117 John Street (enter via Hill St), Cabramatta
02 9726 4583
List of top pho restaurants by area click here.
Listen to interview on ABC Radio about noodlies Sydney’s Best Pho poll (ABC 702, 2nd Oct 2010)
Sydney’s best pho in Cabramatta
IT’S the worst-kept secret among Sydney foodies and now it’s official – to sample the best pho you have to go to Cabramatta.
Our own little patch of Southeast Asia has claimed top honours in the Sydney’s Best Pho competition run by food blog Noodlies.com.au.
Loads of local restaurants were nominated in the online poll, with Hill St eatery Pho Tau Bay named the overall winner.
It came as no surprise to owner Khanh Giang, who opens at 7.30am six days a week to feed the masses of people who come to sample his Vietnamese noodle dish.
He’s been doing it for more than 25 years and believes his pho restaurant may have been the first of its kind in the country.
“My menu has a lot of different things but the favourite is the beef noodle soup,” he said. “My wife – Thi Nhu Pham – is the cook.”
More than 200 people voted for their favourite eatery in the Sydney’s Best Pho competition, which kicked off early last month.
No less than 50 restaurants were nominated; with eateries in Bankstown, the city, Parramatta and the inner west rounding out the top five.
Noodlies founder Thang Ngo was thrilled to have a restaurant in his hometown of Cabramatta claim top gong.
He said he had been a regular at Pho Tau Bay for about 12 years.
“Most people said that they loved the soup in the pho here,” he said. “They also said that they liked the fact that when the soup came out it was very hot.”
Mr Ngo said the competition aimed to get everybody talking about pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle dish.
He said there was no better time for punters to sample pho than at this weekend’s Moon Festival in Cabramatta.
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Noodlies Sydney’s Best Pho was supported by Cumberland Newspaper Group, GoTalk, Allen & Unwin.
WOOHOO Cabra represent yo! I knew it! It had to be at least in Cabra, without a doubt! And Pho Tau Bay too! It's my favourite place for pho 😀
The photo of you and the owner is great!
LOL love that photo! The owner is so adorable hehe.
You have great tastes obviously Phuoc! I was surprised it did so well actually, but he's such a sweet man
You're so right Karen, the owner is sooo sweet, he was so chuffed!
omg awesome! Will visit this pho place next time in cabra (i usually dont know which to go too.)
Great work with the poll and congrats to the Pho Tau Bay restaurant owner for winning.
you really should give it a go..it's really v good, Julie
thanks Simon… the owner was sooo thrilled, he's such a sweet man… good publicity for him before this Sunday's moon festiva.
Ok, I know where to go the next time I'm in Cabra!
hey foodwink, fyi, the entrance is actually on Hill street, even though the address is on John, it's near the big round about up the top there.
will need to find an excuse to get down to Cabra.
come down, you won't regret it Matt
Are we going to get a full list (or maybe just the 10 place getters)?
Hey Garf, thanks for the question, I've posted the answer here: https://noodlies.com/2010/10/sydneys-best-pho-restaurant-winners-by.html
Great site, great poll, great job promoting food, especially in Cabra-cadabra.
Who came 3rd after Tau Bay and An?