Pho Thai Nam on Rt. 202 - review
We went last night to Pho Thai Nam, based on 2 things - the recommendation in topic titled "Dinner within 30 minutes from Ambler or Warminster," and on the yummy smells emanating from the restaurant when I leave Physical Therapy next door. It has been 2 years since we moved here, and my husband has missed the convenience of the Pho75 located 3 miles from our old home. The place is not yet busy - so we were seated right away. The staff was very attentive, and polite, happy to help with the menu if needed - I heard our waitress explaining pho to another couple nearby.
Needless to say DH tried the steak pho, and said it was very tasty. Not the same flavor as Pho 75, but to be expected since it is Thai influenced, not Vietnamese. He had the fried vietnamese pork rolls as an appetizer. They were good too. I had the won ton soup - I ordered the cup, which was actually quite large, and was very good, the wontons seemed home made and fresh. I also had the shredded pork rolls, which I did not care for. That's a personal thing though, nothing wrong with how they made them - just not what I expected. I also had the ginger chicken which was super. A perfect size portion, fluffy rice, crunchy veggies, lovely strips of fresh ginger - I ate every morsel. We were too full to try the desserts recommended by the previous poster, but hopefully next time!
They do not yet have a carry out menu, however if you walk in and order they will wrap it up for take out. We saw several people doing that during our meal.
We are looking forward to going back, I hope that they will soon be busy and prospering.
We had a good dinner at Pho Thai Nam last night. They have new tables, chairs, booths and plates - still not a beautiful restaurant, but much better than it was. We ordered Som Tom (spicy papaya salad), green curry chicken and panang curry chicken. Everything was fresh, tasty and affordable (~$11 each for the curries). We have eaten at all of the local Thai restaurants (Thai Orchid, Nadia Thai and Lemon Grass) and prefer the curries at Pho Thai Nam.
I enjoy both Pho Thai Nam and Nadia. The shrimp Pod Thai at Pho Thai Nam tastes just right to me. Something about the seasoning and the amount of egg used. The best! I have tried drunken noodles at both places and Nadia does a ridiculously good job. The noodles taste like they were just made minutes ago! I don't know that much about Thai food but I know what I like. The thai iced tea is cheaper at Nadia for a larger glass. They are both fast and friendly.
I am puzzled why so many people like this restaurant? As I have said before, I think both their Thai and Vietnamese are average at best. Nadia in Lansdale and Spice Cafe in Doylestown are both MUCH better for Thai and Vietnam Cafe in Telford is MUCH better for Vietnamese (their Pho is WAAAY better). Check out these other places and see what you think. And, BTW, their is a new Vietnamese restaurant (Saigon@Main) opening on Main St. in Lansdale....