lifestyle • 19 Jul, 2017
Alcoholic Pho Getting Served In Melbourne Bar
Uncle’s Merges Eating and Drinking With Their Pho-groni
An alcoholic version of Vietnam’s go-to noodle dish Pho is being served up at a bar called Uncle’s in Melbourne.
The pho-groni is a soup-cocktail hybrid based on the city’s favourite cocktail trend, the Negroni, and was created by the bar on Collins street to celebrate Negroni week.
Taking popular Asian noodle dishes and turning them into a wonderfully toxic way to get wasted seems to be becoming a thing. A couple of years ago, the South China Morning Post reported that a noodle shop owner was lacing his dishes with opium to keep customers coming back for more.
Honestly though, it's not as revolutionary as it sounds as some of our favorite Saigon drinking holes like Broma, Ratcha Room and Anan are already serving up tasty alcoholic drinks by fusing liquor with the flavours of Pho and Bun Bo Hue.
So, maybe save on the pricey airfare and find out what's going on in District 1 with the help of our Cityguide. The local version is sure not going to cost you anywhere near Melbourne’s AUD $21.50 for their Pho-groni, and that’s a promise!
Words by AA