When you look for Vietnamese food in South Korea the market leader is a chain called Pho Mein (포메인). This Vietnamese Restaurant Chain which has locations all across Korea, and has at least 10 new locations opening up every year. Unlike some other places Pho Mein does seem to stay true to the Vietnamese menu and doesn’t offer much in the way of fusion which is nice. Here are our thoughts;
Thoughts: Firstly the food is produced to a high and consistent standard, so you always know what you are getting. The menu features a nice range of dishes, from the traditional Pho to rice based and noodle based options. The Menu is also listed in both Korean and English which makes choosing and ordering a lot easier. The price is fair but a little higher than similar non-franchise restaurants, for a menu it’s around ₩10,000 ($10) per person. The complimentary pot of jasmine tea is a nice touch.
Overall Pho Mein is a solid Vietnamese Restaurant to have lunch or dinner which won’t break the bank.
Pictures from Pho Mein Vietnamese Restaurant
Here are a few of the dishes we tried;
A full menu can be found here: phomein.com/Menu/ (Korean)
Pho Mein Locations in South Korea
This link provides the different locations of Pho Mein Restaurants in South Korea. The website is in Korean but it’s pretty simple to navigate.
You could also search for 포메인 on Naver or Daum Maps.
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