Sizzling Mongolian Beef from Pho Dakao on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

Pho Dakao is one my go-to places for client lunch meetings in Worcester. I have never had a bad experience and really enjoy the bright open atmosphere, prompt service, and interesting menu. It’s perfect for a business lunch–informal, yet very clean and professional. Since I’ve only been there for lunch and already knew the food was excellent, I was excited to learn that our Foodies group was headed there for dinner.

For apps, three of us at our of the end table ordered 2 servings of Beef Teriyaki and a bowl of Seafood and Pork Noodle Soup to share. It wasn’t long before the bowl was empty and the server was removing empty plates — it all disappeared, leaving only three very satisfied and happy customers. Now for the main course: Sizzling Mongolian Beef, “Tender sliced sirloin mixed in a flavoring sauce with onions, scallions, and ginger on a hot pan.”

This dish makes a great presentation. It comes out steaming, sizzling, and spewing tons of pure deliciousness. The flavor is great, the meat tender, and the onions perfectly sweet and translucent. And even if you are not that proficient with chopsticks you will find the small bite-sized pieces easy to handle. I have nothing negative to say about the meal, the restaurant, the service, or the parking. All I can say is, it’s all good–go there and enjoy!

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