If you’re looking for a cleansing yet filling meal to satisfy your lunch break, Subiaco’s Rokeby Road has three popular Vietnamese restaurants and cafes serving up well-loved Pho, rice paper rolls and other favourites.
Fee Fi Pho Fum
This Vietnamese and Chinese kitchen serves a combination of Pho, Vietnamese salads, soups, rice paper rolls, stir-fries and fried rice, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. They are known for their Pho, and there is a self-serve bar full of bean sprouts, sauces, spring onions and chillies to spice up your bowls.
Their Pho can come with beef, duck, pork, chicken and tofu, with a choice of rice vermicelli and egg noodles. Their most popular dish is the Special Beef Pho, a true delight for meat lovers. However, there are also vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options on offer.
If you are up to it, try their “pho-nomenon” challenge with their Giant’s Bowl. If you can finish this bowl of Pho jam-packed with a litre of broth and a kilo of veggies and noodles in 20 minutes or less, it’s free! If you can’t stomach it, you’ll be set back $50.
Fee Fi Pho Fum’s are currently open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, with the weekends reserved for dinner only. Soon they will be able to resume to normal trading hours, from 11am to 9pm every day.
The Red Chair
Tucked away in Crossways Centre, The Red Chair offer a fusion of Vietnamese, Malaysian and local cuisines. Their most popular dish is the Malaysian Laksa, but you can also choose from Vietnamese delicacies such as Canh Chua (a sour and spicy soup), beef noodle salad and crispy skinned honey soy and sweet chilli chicken.
Their Asian meals are only served from 10.30am-2pm every weekday, with their Western meals served from 7am. Be sure to get in quickly, as this is a popular lunch spot and seating is currently limited to a maximum of 40 people.
Shop 2 inside Crossways Centre, 180-184 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, Sat & Sun Closed
(08) 9381 3742
At first glance, Sorganic are an artisanal sourdough bakery-cafe, and while they have a delicious breakfast menu, they also intermittently serve up Asian cuisine. Every few weeks they offer specials, ranging from beef Pho, vegetable noodle soup, Thai noodle salad and Pad Thai.
Be sure to check their social media pages to be informed about upcoming specials, or email them via their website.
If you’re wondering why Subiaco’s Phoever is not on our list, it is because they have unfortunately closed down permanently.