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

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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

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.