Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, meat and herbs, is heavenly. A Vietnamese restaurant in Stone Oak felt the same way about pho, hence its name, Heavenly Pho Vietnamese Cuisine.
Lush greenery decorates the interior of Heavenly Pho, creating an earthy, yet private dining experience. The extensive menu consists of not only Vietnamese food, but Chinese food as well. Sushi is also served, but unfortunately, not on Monday. Since I was unable to order a salmon roll, I ordered the next best thing- fresh spring rolls with shrimp. The side of peanut sauce went perfectly with the crispy vegetables inside the clear rice paper.
Time for the pho! I went with P1 – a special combination of beef noodle soup with eye round steak, brisket, rare flank, tendon, tripe and a meatball. The beef broth, noodles and plethora of meat creates a delicious meal all on it’s own, but my favorite part of pho is adding in all the extras that truly make this Vietnamese soup unique. Cilantro, bay leaves, jalapenos, bean sprouts and all the sauces you could imagine. Personally, I throw in a generous serving of Hoisin sauce and probably too much Sriracha sauce. My mouth is watering just talking about this combination!
Not feeling the pho vibe? The vermicelli rice noodle bowl is a great dish to try if you’re new to Vietnamese cuisine, or just looking for a delicious and healthy dish in general. Jacqueline ordered the B15 – a vermicelli bowl with chicken and a crispy egg roll cut up into bite size pieces. Fresh cucumbers, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, green onions and peanuts are also served on top of the dish. Once again, don’t be shy about the sauces!
Both meals were under $10 and we had enough for lunch the next day. Vietnamese food, gotta love it.
Traveling to Stone Oak was quite a trek, however, completely worth the drive. As I drove off the ramp of 1604, I was surprised by all of the marquee signs listing restaurants I had never heard of before. Next up, maybe pizza at Stone Oak? What’s your favorite restaurant in the Stone Oak area?