What a wonderful surprise, this place is a delight! It’s nice to see small businesses flourish in smaller suburbs and Nga’s kitchen appears to be doing very well for themselves.

The restaurant itself is unassuming, located in a line of shops just behind the medical centre off fordholm road. This place was actually recommended by my dad who received a sceptical retort from me when I told him I was hankering for a really flavourful pho- sorry dad.

Arriving on a Sunday evening for dinner, the place was fairly quiet. I place my order of beef pho and dim sims for takeaway. Not even ten minutes later my food was handed over, hot and fresh and ready for me to inhale at home.

The beef stock was delicious. Dark, rich and plentiful- exactly what I expect. Served with the usual suspects- rice noodles, beanshoots, lime, fresh chilli, mint and of course, thin sliced of beef (served raw but given I had to drive 10 minutes home was actually cooked sitting atop the rice noodles). Everything about the meal was exactly what I had been craving. The red chillies were insanely hot (or Edinburgh has weakened me) so my tip would be not to big down a whole slice.

The dim sims were so delicious. Hot, crispy and clearly homemade, they were flavoured really well and so moreish.

I will definitely be going back whilst I’m on my trip and highly recommend this place for anyone who’s also over having to drive towards the city for a good pho.