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Doha | Delivering pho goodness right at your doorstep.

December 12, 2015
Pho in Doha

I’ve been craving for some authentic Asian dishes recently for reasons I can’t really explain. It’s probably because it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten a no-fuss Asian cuisine which won’t create such a huge dent in the pocket. Personally though, I wouldn’t mind paying any amount for something which would be authentic but you’ve got to admit that whenever you dine in proper, expensive restaurants – they will always have a modernized variation of any dish they’ll be serving and my taste palate has had enough of it already. I want something real, something authentic, something original and traditional. Don’t you have that craving sometimes?

The other day, that craving was somehow satisfied through a tweet. Rachel of Life On The Wedge posted a photo on her twitter account about a homemade Vietnamese pho delivered to her doorstep and so of course I got curious and hungry immediately. She gave me a Facebook page owned by Anh, a Vietnamese mom who cooks pho and delivers it around Doha twice a week. I booked a delivery for the next schedule and has been looking forward to it since then.

Alas! The day arrived and at around 12nn, just in time for lunch – Anh called me telling me that she’s already in the lobby of our building. Like a kid on a Christmas morning, as soon as I got the pho from Anh – I gobbled it all up.

Pho in Doha

The pho comes in 3 separate containers to keep it fresh. One container is for the beef soup with the meat (meat balls and sliced beef shanks), another container for the noodles with green onion and lastly, a plastic bag for fresh bean sprouts and basil.

The soup was already a bit cold but it came in a microwavable container so you can easily heat it up. I was too hungry and too excited though to heat it so I ate it as how it came. Still good but of course, a hot soup would be better.

Pho in Doha

For the price of QR30, I think it’s extremely worth it considering that it was delivered to your doorstep and the portion was huge. I have booked for the next delivery of course.

You may contact Anh through her Facebook page: Daily Home Kitchen. She delivers only twice a week.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Greg July 6, 2016 at 09:43

    Hi! Is this still available in Qatar? I haven’t been able to find it.
    Thanks 🙂

  • Reply The Weekend Traveller December 15, 2015 at 18:19

    That looks so good. It’s very cold in Holland now so we are always craving for hot soup. Unfortunately we couldn’t always have everything delivered. I haven’t encountered any decent Asian food delivery here in my area except for some Thai food.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 17, 2015 at 17:11

      It’s very good and it’s also cold now here too, well ok – definitely not as cold as Holland. I had another pho delivery just the other day. Yum!

  • Reply Marissa Tejada December 12, 2015 at 13:32

    Oh, I totally understand what you mean with the Asian food craving. In Athens it is a luxury to eat good Asian food. That is pretty cool you found good home delivered pho! Kali orexi.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 12, 2015 at 19:57

      Oh that’s terrible! Is it really expensive to have a good Asian food there? I’ve never really noticed any Asian restaurants during our brief stay in Athens but I’ve seen some in Thessaloniki. Not sure if it’s good though. :p

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