Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Pho Tau Bay, Cabramatta

I’m a winter kind of girl, because the heat and I just don’t get along very well. And today’s post may not be one for the warmer hotter days but who knows, some still like to take that challenge and attack a good bowl of pho in 30 degrees heat.

Cousin PC’s boy, Mr JJ is a born Cabramatta boy so the aunts and myself put the trust of our bellies in his hands one Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves sitting inside Pho Tau Bay.

Fried bread stick $1.30 each

Weird combination with pho, but we ordered the yau tiao anyways as when deep fried right the family likes to eat it alone. We can pass on the congee. The exterior holds that slight crisp and the inside slightly soft and doughy, as it should be. Elements of a fresh yau tiao.

We also wanted to order the sesame bun, but unfortunately they had sold out that day….

Beef combination $11

I went with the regular special beef noodle soup, the soup base was delicious,  with a strong beef soup base. I’m not sure about you all, but I have found that most of the raw beef slices now at pho joints are just a bunch of minced beef. Rarely would you see the thinly sliced beef pieces sitting on top of your noodles, here at pho tau bay, they serve my beef slices, beef meatballs, tendons and tripe.

I am told by local Mr JJ that they hand make their own beef balls, and this is definitely evident with the nice firm bite into the beef ball.

Believe me, if I am ever in Cabramatta again, Pho Tau Bay will be visited again. However, I do also need to take into account that there are plenty of other eateries around that I should consider…

Pho Tau Bay
12/117 John Street,

Pho Tau Bay Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Hands down the best pho you can get from any restaurant! I also love their hoisin sauce because they make it sweeter.

    1. Oh yes, would you believe it if I only picked up dipping my meats into the hoisin sauce in the past year or so? Best thing ever!

  2. It looks delicious!
    ...but I'm with you about eating pho in the heat, its kinda crazy! You must have really felt like pho :)
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Gourmet Getaways

    1. Haha, I know, we are a little crazy, and I don't know why I did it... love for pho is too big XD

  3. Hehe you are too funny! I don't really go for hot things in hot weather but I'll break that rule for ramen and pho! :D

    1. I hear you, and then I have my massive first world issue of checking if there's air conditioning too! haha! Cause you know, you have to eat in luxury .. haha!

  4. Hmmm I've never seen minced beef in pho which is just as well. I don't think I'd want to eat it! I do love the pho at Pho Tau Bay though! Probably one of my faves.

    1. You have been lucky! And I hope it stays that way for you.
      It is definitely a favourite all round :)