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By Jessica Surman
August 05, 2015

This CBD Pop-Up Lets You Pay-What-You-Want Pho Your Pho

The warm fuzzies are only partly from the broth.
By Jessica Surman
August 05, 2015

There’s not much better on an icy August day than a hot bowl of pho. We know it, you know, and the folk behind the CBD pop-up Pho Real know it best. For the past week, they’ve been dishing out steaming bowl of brothy, noodle-y goodness after steaming bowl of brothy, noodle-y goodness and — here’s the twist — inviting you to choose the price.

(Okay, so we’ve had the whole pay-as-you-wish deal going on around town for a little while now, but have we ever had it with pho? Didn’t think so.)

The Pho Real team’s 12-hour slowly cooked broth is available in chicken, beef, chicken and beef, and vegetarian varieties. So strong is the pho’s inside-warming goodness that they actually sold out on their very first day, but since then they’ve rallied to meet the CBD lunch and dinner demand. Melbourne, you pho sure know what you want.

As accompaniment, they’re also dishing out crispy spring rolls and charcoal skewers of pork, chicken or beef and, to wash it all down, on-theme Bia Saigon and cans of Southeast Asian sarsaparilla soft drink Sarsi. (Though know that these other Vietnamese-style treats are priced — the generous pay-what-you-want scheme is only pho your pho.)

Sadly, as is the nature of pop-up deals like this, the pho-fest won’t last pho ever. Pho Real will be here warming our chilled winter hearts until next Tuesday 11 August. Don’t pho-get to get on down.

Pho Real is open every day for lunch from 11-3pm and dinner from 5pm till late, at 11 Liverpool St, Melbourne.

Published on August 05, 2015 by Jessica Surman


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