As a true fan of pho soup, I am very happy to introduce to you the new spot that I discovered recently, Pho’n’roll. For me Vietnamese food is very familiar, because one of our family’s closest friends lives there, so even though I have never been to that fantastic country (but I do plan to fix that), I do have a personal story behind my attitude to Vietnamese cuisine.
Pho’n’roll is a very cozy and modern spot. It is somehow adapted to the locals. First of all, it is not extremely spicy. However, the Pho soup I mentioned above does come together with a portion of bloody hot chilli sauce, which makes me warm and cry. Works perfect for St.Pete’s cold weather. Secondly, the spot has a rather nice assortment of craft beers, which includes the local ones and some beers from Moscow and Yekaterinburg. Yep, what can be more exotic than Vietnamese food? Nems and spring rolls with some stout from the Urals!
I haven’t had a chance to try the famous Vietnamese coffee yet, the hot version of which is made using a small metal drip filter. This coffee normally comes with sweetened condensed milk – or sgouschenka :), the informal name for the condensed milk we remember from USSR times as home comfort food. I guess that mutual respect for sgouschenka is the strongest link between Russian and Vietnamese cultures.