Review + Slideshow: Mama Pho Vietnamese Cuisine

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JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
A McDonald's you won't mind visiting: My review of Mama Pho Vietnamese Cuisine, located inside an old Mickey D's at South Grand Boulevard and Chippewa Street, is now available online.

In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg shows off some of the tasty Vietnamese fare available at Mama Pho.

Gỏi cuốn, the spring roll appetizer, is shown here with a fresh avocado smoothie with boba added. Boba are the tapioca balls also commonly found in bubble tea. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Gỏi cuốn, the spring roll appetizer, is shown here with a fresh avocado smoothie with boba added. Boba are the tapioca balls also commonly found in bubble tea. See the full slideshow here.
Mama Pho owners, from left to right: Vincent Huynh, Loi Lam and Richard Ly. Both Vincent and Loi came to St Louis from Chicago five months ago to open Mama Pho. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Mama Pho owners, from left to right: Vincent Huynh, Loi Lam and Richard Ly. Both Vincent and Loi came to St Louis from Chicago five months ago to open Mama Pho. See the full slideshow here.
Another spring roll appetizer is Bo Bia. This type is made with jicama root, Chinese sausage and peanuts. It too is served with the plum sauce with peanuts and carrots. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Another spring roll appetizer is Bo Bia. This type is made with jicama root, Chinese sausage and peanuts. It too is served with the plum sauce with peanuts and carrots. See the full slideshow here.


One of the wok fried noodle items is the Mi Xao Gion. It is a pan-fried crispy egg noodle stir fry, shown here with seafood. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • One of the wok fried noodle items is the Mi Xao Gion. It is a pan-fried crispy egg noodle stir fry, shown here with seafood. See the full slideshow here.
The Mama Pho Dac Biet is a Mama Pho specialty soup that comes with eye of round, well-done flank, beef tenderloin, beef tripe and beef meatball as well as the accompanying plate with basil, cilantro, tomato, cucumber, chili, limes, sprouts and shown here with the curls of banana flower. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • The Mama Pho Dac Biet is a Mama Pho specialty soup that comes with eye of round, well-done flank, beef tenderloin, beef tripe and beef meatball as well as the accompanying plate with basil, cilantro, tomato, cucumber, chili, limes, sprouts and shown here with the curls of banana flower. See the full slideshow here.
The Banh Mi Thit Nguoi is a grilled pork sandwich on French bread. Shown here with the Ca Phe Sua Da, otherwise known as a Vietnamese iced coffee, which is espresso with sweetened condensed milk. See the full slideshow here. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • The Banh Mi Thit Nguoi is a grilled pork sandwich on French bread. Shown here with the Ca Phe Sua Da, otherwise known as a Vietnamese iced coffee, which is espresso with sweetened condensed milk. See the full slideshow here.