Before she left for Japan, I went out for a goodbye dinner with my friend who is now on the JET Programme. She lives in the Nordend area so we went out for dinner to a Vietnamese place called Phoin near her flat.
I’d never had Vietnamese food before. I wouldn’t even be able to say what exactly it consists of. So I was pretty excited to try this place out.
As it turns out, it wasn’t so different to Asian food I know and love – “raw” spring rolls, noodles, soup… that kind of thing. I had some of the spring rolls and some satay chicken, and then some soup afterwards. My friend had the fried spring rolls and some noodles in soup.
I can’t decide which was my favourite food there… it was all really, really good. I was thinking recently that although I go to a lot of nice restaurants, I have nowhere that I really think “now, that was a GOOD meal. Let’s go again”. This may be that place for me.
Not only was the food really good, and pretty nicely priced as well (a meal with drinks was between 10 and 15 euros) but the staff were really friendly and spoke good English, too.
The place has only been open a few weeks so it’s not so busy yet. If you want a relaxed place to eat (it’s certainly not fancy there) with good food, good prices and good service, this is your place. You can find Phoin at Jahnstraße 51, 60318 Frankfurt, just round the corner from A Taste of Britain.