Before working in the city, I was over in Barton where lunch options are limited. I love my new location and that my new (foodie) colleagues are more than happy to provide excellent suggestions for lunch. My colleague, Lauren, and I headed to iPho for lunch a few weeks ago and it has now become my weekday favourite.
On the day we visited iPho, I decided to greedily order two items from the menu. The first was fresh spring rolls ($5) with chicken and prawns. I love fresh spring rolls as long as the paper is still soft and the filling is generous. iPho definitely met this requirement.
The standout, however, was the Banh mi thit ($8), featuring pork infused with five spices, chicken liver pate, mayo, pickled carrot, cucumber, coriander, shallot and chilli. The flavour combination of a banh mi is hard to fault, but I loved that iPho used fresh ingredients.
Lauren ordered the rare beef pho soup ($12) served with bean sprouts, basil and freshly cut chilli. Lauren told me that she loves the pho at iPho and it’s a regular haunt for her. The pho looked and smelt delicious.