If a restaurant is unknown, it’s not good for business. Maybe that’s why the Unknown Vietnamese Kitchen recently changed its name to Pho N’ Mor. This Brentwood restaurant debuted earlier this year before the pandemic hit, and they were forced to close for dine in. They bounced back, creating a popular outside dining area, before having to shut that down too, but remain open for takeout and delivery.
Like the name, the menu has pho and more – egg rolls, spring rolls, salads, bun plates and noodles. There are several different phos available, including a few vegan options. Good vegan pho is hard to find, usually suffering from a bland soup, but the mushroom-based one here is pretty flavorful. The Vegan Pho has tofu, cabbage, broccoli and carrots. You can also order the Vegan Pho with Soy BBQ, with the option of soy chicken or beef in the place of tofu. The noodles, toppings and broth are all packaged separately for takeout and are generously portioned. None of my bowls at home are large enough to hold all the ingredients for one serving (though I keep trying and make a mess).
I haven’t tried any of the regular pho yet because I’ve fallen in love with their bun. You can choose either BBQ chicken or beef on top of vermicelli noodles (or rice if you prefer), with salad, pickled carrots and daikon and fish sauce. I stick with the chicken, which is generously portioned, and if you like egg rolls, you should definitely get the Bun BBQ with eggrolls combo for a couple of bucks more.
One of my favorite things about Pho N’ Mor is that you can specify extra adds ons like more bean sprouts or mint or more fish sauce at no extra charge. (In my case, that means more pickled carrots and daikon.) For Vietnamese food on the Westside, it’s a good option. Hopefully it won’t fly under people’s radars as being unknown any longer.
Location – 11911 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91780
Website – https://phonmorkitchen.com
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes