Find out what's the best way to reheat your pho and why Vietnamese food is so good for you.
How to Reheat and Enjoy our Takeaway Pho
We recommend you level-up your pho dining experience by reheating your takeaway or home delivered pho as follows:
Put aside fresh herbs, garnishings & rare "tai" beef (if any)
Put noodles, meats and any veggies in a ceramic bowl & fully submerge it in our legendary 8-hour bone soup.
Cover bowl & microwave for 5min or until hot. Note - if you're reheating your pho from cold, please add another 2-3 minutes microwave time.
Now top your bowl with garnishings (and tai beef if applicable). Enjoy!
Pro tips: Bean sprouts are added to cool down the soup. Some people like to add hoisin and sriracha sauces, lemon juice, basil and fresh chilli. Use a soup spoon for soup. Use chopsticks to pick up noodles and/or meats. Slurping soup from the bowl isn’t a normal thing for Vietnamese people, but if it tastes good, go for it!
Why Order Takeaway or Delivery from Madame Nhu?
We're a family-owned restaurant group with bricks and mortar locations. We're not a "dark kitchen" and food is not made in some nondescript factory or shared kitchen. You can physically visit any one of our branches and see for yourself how we cook your food. We make wholesome food from scratch the traditional way. Plus, we're frequently on the top lists for Vietnamese food in Sydney. Visit our homepage to read reviews.
Ordering home delivery FAQ
How food deliveries work: Please note, Madame Nhu does not offer direct home delivery service. We don't do offer our own delivery service at the moment. However, you can order our food from delivery courier platform such as DoorDash, Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
Delivery drivers: Delivery drivers are like couriers - they are subcontracted by these food delivery platforms to pick up food from restaurants and deliver them to you. The drivers are directly accountable to (and are paid for by) the food delivery platforms. As a restaurant, we do not have any control over their work schedule, delivery times or work performance.
How much commission does the food delivery platforms charge restaurants? Generally 30%-40%. We're charged the following: DoorDash 32%, Deliveroo 33%, Menulog 33%, Uber Eats 33%. If you have a choice, we encourage our loyal customers to order pick-up directly from us instead. It's safe and it saves you money too. We publish these figures so that you can make an informed choice.
Our guarantee to you:
Food leaves our restaurant freshly cooked, sealed and carefully packaged. The Delivery Platform's Rider then check the content and accepts the delivery.
It is now the responsibility of the Delivery Platform's Rider to bring food to you complete, hot and on time.
In the event there are issues with your order being rejected, your food delivered late, cold or damaged, please direct your enquiry to your preferred Delivery Platform.
If your food arrives late or cold via food delivery platforms...
One biggest misunderstanding with customers ordering through the Delivery Platforms is in thinking that our kitchen is responsible for food arriving late or cold. But in fact, most of the time the Delivery Platform may have problems finding a Rider, or the Rider had to pick up and drop off multiple orders. On our part, our kitchen preparation time for delivery is fast, generally below 10 minutes. We've been cooking delicious Vietnamese food for over 13 years so we get pretty good at what we do. The stats speak for itself (prep time compared to other restaurants in the area, source: Deliveroo), and our ratings out of 5-star (source: Uber Eats).
benefitS of VIETNAMESE FOOD
Bone broth, the key to a good bowl of pho, is made by slowly simmering bones and meats with connective tissues. It contains important nutrients and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and collagen for your body. This is exactly what you will find in a good bowl of pho - and more.
Our pho broth is cooked for 8 hours in two types of chicken and beef bones to extract the most out of these ingredients. Root and allium vegetables (carrots, raddish, onion, garlic and more), green vegetables, fresh herbs and 8 different secret spices are added to enhance the taste and health benefit. Nutritionists have finally begun to advocate what our Vietnamese ancestors have known for centuries - a good broth is the best medicine for the body.
Apart from being delicious, Vietnamese food in general is super healthy and may help boost your immune system. Among the cuisines of the world, Vietnamese food stands apart with its emphasis on lightness, freshness and balance and with the use of ample vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices. At a Vietnamese dinner table you will almost always find at least one vegetable dish or food accompanied by a selection of fresh vegetables, herbs and even raw fruit.
Further reading: Read about the Eastern "ying / yang" concept of food in Madame Nhu's interview in SBS
What's in a name?
Read the story behind the "Madame Nhu" name and thought and research that goes into it, in this interview with Gourmet Traveller.
compliments & complaints
Unfortunately when you order through a Delivery Platform, the platform owns your personal information. If you would like to provide us with a compliment, complaint or feedback, we have no way of knowing it and can't respond to it! We recommend you contact us directly if you would like a certain question answered or issue addressed.
Keeping It Fresh
We use only premium Australian locally-sourced beef from the Hunter Valley. Our produce are sourced direct from Sydney markets and delivered daily by our fresh food providore
Old Fashion Comfort Food
Madame Nhu does things the old fashion way. Our soups are slow-simmered for 8 hours in two types of bones, fresh roots, allium, veggies, and 8 different spices to extract the most out of these ingredients
We Love a Good Drink!
Madame Nhu loves a good drink now and then! We've got a great unpretentious selection of wine, beer and cocktails that's well-matched with our food