Pho Kien Giang is dangerously delicious and is definitely not vegan friendly, not at all! I'm okay with that because I love my meat. No, seriously these generous serving of fatty beefy bowls of goodness is so hard to resist.
I haven't tried much off their menu, but their Pho Dac Biet (special) is where it's at. If you starving you should definitely try their large bowl! So worth it, if you want to explode! The pho broth is always one of the major component that I use to rate my pho meter. Kien Giang or for short "Pho KG" is pretty spot on when it comes to the fatty version of pho broth. I normally use chicken broth at home because it's healthy, but I love the deep depth of oxtail broth. The broth is not oily, and pretty good in flavor.
Something pretty unique that I don't normally see is that in the Pho Dac Biet there is always a beef knuckle included. Pretty tasty surprise to gnaw on. I am also a big fan of the amount of meats, tripe and tendon layered in this dish.
I would definitely come back to try the other dishes here. I hope it's just as good as the pho they serve! I did take a few bites of their fried chicken wings and they were hot, crispy, and cooked perfectly. What a good start!
The only little thing that bugs me every time I come to eat here will have to be the service. I do like that all the servers are young and energetic, but they can all become a bit too distracted or not as attentive to their other tables. I've noticed that all the servers will always hang out at tables full of people they know while we sit around and wait for someone to either take our orders or give us our checks. I've seriously have sat there for 15 minutes waiting for them to come by while they are standing around talking and laughing with another table in sight. I've done my serving days and am very critical with other servers, but I am also very understanding. After many visits and the same type of treatments it has gotten on my nerves.
Besides that! The food is good and it's could possibly be a new place to grab some quick and delicious bowl of pho. Heal my soul with pho!
Pho Kien Giang
8730 49th St. N
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
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