Pho Xic-Lo Vietnamese
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Pho Xic-Lo Vietnamese Noodle House at 1750 Wyandotte Street West played host to our second Growl on June 20, 2012.
Perusing the menu, which thankfully had accompanying colourful pictures of the various dishes up for offer, fellow Growlers wanted to know: what was best to order?
I had to confess, I only ever order the one dish. It’s my all-time favourite combination of Vietnamese delicacies: served in a bowl, on a bed of steamed rice vermicelli, nestles the following – spring roll, grilled pork, minced shrimp on sugar cane, and spiced pork. Accompanied by a refreshingly minty salad of Chinese cabbage and shredded carrots and cucumbers, it’s enough food for two people, but I confess again, I can eat it all in one sitting, it is that growlicious!
I like to pair this meal with a jack fruit shake. Now, that might not sound appetizing, but let me assure you, it is sweet, creamy goodness in a glass. Just don’t ask me what a jack fruit is, ’cause that I couldn’t tell you. I just know it’s yummy in a shake.
Around the table we had a sampling of Pho, a Vietnamese soup the restaurant is famous for, that is served with tasty pieces of beef and rice vermicelli in a flavourful broth; a platter of the freshest vegetables, steamed rice noodles, and a selection of meats with rice paper for a “roll your own” experience that had one Growlita oohing and aahing over the freshness of the food; and grilled salmon that had another Growlita’s mouth watering for more.
The extremely reasonable value of the meal, along with its tastiness and freshness, had many a Growler ordering takeout baggies for loved ones stuck at home, feeling guilty no doubt that they were enjoying such a delicious meal at their families’ expense.
|Lisa M.‘s Overall Rating|
|Dinner was a hit with all. The quality of the food more than made up for the bare bones atmosphere. Pho Xic-Lo rates a return visit!|
Comments from fellow Growlers
Sylvia V. said: “Amazing food. I had #72 Bahn Hoi – Roll Your Own Spring Rolls with rice paper, cucumber, mint leaves, bean sprouts, vermicelli noodles, peanuts, grilled pork, spiced pork, minced shrimp ball, shredded carrots, fish sauce, and peanut sauce. Sooooo refreshing on the hottest day of the year! Also fresh squeezed lime juice with soda (crying out for a splash of flavoured vodka…). Everything about my meal was exciting and delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Colour me lucky!”
Lisa L. said: “Tonight was a great choice, 5 paws from me. The Pad Thai was delicious!”
Laurel R. said: “The Pad Thai was definitely wonderful.”
Lynda S. said: “Great food! What more could you ask for? Perhaps a damn lovely cosmo!”
Aimee D. said: “Great dinner! 5 paws!”
Micky G. said: “Another 5 paw evening. I just loved the salmon! The noodles were perfectly done, as were the vegetables.”
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