Pho-real Vietnamese Goodness at Mrs Pho

Thank gosh it’s PHO-DAY! There’s something comforting about wolfing down a fragrant broth with a tinge of fish sauce on the end of a weekday and this time, Mrs Pho is one of the spots I tried to get my Pho fix.

Space & Ambience

I visited Mrs Pho’s 4th outlet at 313 @ Somerset. The wooden ‘huts’ seating area and blue shutters attempt to create a Vietnamese street food atmosphere.


The Premium Short Rib Pho ($19.90) consists of grilled beef short rib, sliced beef, beef ball, and tendon topped off with herbs and spices.

Let’s just say my jaw dropped at the sheer size of the short rib. It’s said to be cooked in Pho herb rubs and sous vide for 36 hours, making it so tender that the beef meat falls off the bone with ease. The short rib is chewy, and its fats melt alongside the Pho broth. Speaking of broth, my personal complaint is that it’s too light for my liking as I needed a fair bit of fish sauce to bring the punch.

Although the main attraction is the short rib, the sliced beef and beef balls doesn’t lose it’s shine as it’s packed with flavour and the ‘QQ-ness’ in each bite.

This is right on the pricey side of Mrs Pho’s menu selection, but I would highly recommend it if you have the appetite.

Ready to warm the cockles of your heart? Mrs Pho Cockles ($13.90) does the job excellently. The fresh, plum cockles are wok-fried with pork lard, garlic and chilli. Do be wary to not burn your fingers as you crack the cockles open as it’s hot straight from the kitchen. The portion is good enough to share amongst 2-3 pax.

Overall, I would give Mrs Pho the following rating:

Food: 4.5/5

Space & Ambience: 3/5

Service: 3.5/5

*All photos were taken by me. This post is not sponsored, opinions are of my own.

Mrs Pho

313 Orchard Road, #01-16, Singapore 238895

Operating Hours: 11am -10 pm, Daily