Pho Herb cart review

If you’ve been to Green Castle Food Court in the last few weeks, you may have noticed a slight boom in count of carts. GF Chef, Gaufre Gourmet and Chili Chip Kid. It looks like they are building one more where the late Weenies On The Water cart used to be.

I was excited to try Chili Chip Kid cart only to find inside owner Anna making bánh mì sandwiches and smiling while hustling around shaving carrots and cutting fresh bread for her sandwiches.

Looking at the menu, I learned that the cart is actually called Phở Herb. With a simple menu including different phở soups and sandwiches, I thought it might be a solid choice for when the mood struck me. I ordered a bubble tea and a chicken Bánh mì sandwich.

The sandwich was tasty, but tasted a little rushed. This was no doubt because she was one person on her 4th day of being open. She seemed to want to please but was tripping over herself to make it right. In most cases I would say this would be a good thing. But with food, you can’t hurry love. It was tasty though and four bucks!

As far as the “bubble tea”, I’m by no means a connoisseur, but I know the difference between powdered drink and a real drink. I would avoid this. Most of the places that offer the powdered “smoothie” offer the lower quality tapioca balls. I would avoid these drinks where possible. If you want a solid bubble tea, I recommend going to Karma Cafe in SE Portland. I get a Triple Bubble Thai iced tea.

Overall I give Phở Herb a solid 5/10 Finger-Lickins. I might return for the actual phở and update the score, but for now, this will do.

In other news, I’m now a top-blogger on Restauranteers.com:

new restaurant

That’s kinda fun.

-G