Tonight we were on the West side of the city and it was dinner time. We were pretty close to Myung Ga, so I suggested that to my S.O. and then we got to talking about new places, or at least places we hadn’t tried yet. Pho Green Papaya came up and I have been wanting to try it for some time. So the choice was made.
Located on 35th South and not far from the E-Center Pho Green Papaya is located within a stones throw of a plethora of ethnic dining choices. Everything from South American to Mexican and Korean to Vietnamese is here. So you do have a lot of choices. Pho Green Papaya is definitely one of the better choices you can make
The food is pretty good. The pho broth was tasty, but a little heavy on the five spice. When I tossed in the accompanying bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos. Squirted in a healthy dose of Siracha and added a dollop of bean paste it became quite a tasty bowl of goodness with just the right amount of burn.
My wife ordered the Korean Short Ribs with rice. Odd for a Vietnamese place, but done differently and to their own recipe. The garlic was not as heavy as it would be in a Korean restaurant and the marinade was made with bean paste and honey which are not traditionally in the Korean recipe. It was good and I guess you could not really call this a full Vietnamese resto as they carry items from many of the Asian countries.
The decor here is nice with a modern touch and the restaurant is very clean. Definitely worth a try when in the area.