Trangs is laid out like most Vietnamese cafes, with plastic tables and chairs throughout. There’s sauces and chopsticks on the table, and particularly pleasing is how clean the space is. The pho tai’s broth is a little murky but the flavour is decent, and the noodles are a great texture. I love the generous amount of herbs they provide and the hot chilli which cuts through the broth to provide extra vibrancy.
The raw beef looks the party and mostly tastes great though there are a couple little gristly bits. I’m happy to eat around that though because the dish is really tasty. A great offering and I’m pretty sure it’s only around $10.00 which is definite bang for your buck.
The broth was clearer than others I’ve had in Perth, but it was extremely tasty retaining that beef and oxtail flavour that makes a great pho. From when I was little to now I’ve been told the perfect pho should make you sweat a little when eating because you can’t help but bury your face in the bowl – and this one definitely delivered on that front.
The chilli provided was H.O.T! Love that punch to your senses as you consume a hot chilli, and this one brought sparkle to each slurp. The beef was tender and melt in your mouth, though the noodles were a little chewy (but forgivable for all the other great elements).
It might seem a bit out there to say, but I’m calling this as the best pho I’ve tried in Perth at a restaurant to date. And for those who haven’t been, it is definitely worth a try!
You should also try their Vietnamese pancake which is a dish that’s not as common here in Perth (but something I survived on when on holiday there). Crispy, flaky outside with fatty pork, shrimp and sprouts inside. It’s so tasty to wrap up in lettuce and dip in fish sauce. Mmmm!
If you think there’s a better pho place I need to try – let me know. As you can tell, I love the search for a wonderful bowl of Vietnamese broth goodness.