Friday, October 10, 2008

Pho Hoa

See these oh so familiar condiments..Sriracha Hot sauce and Hoisin Sauce...Yumm!
I love Vietnamese food! When I went there for a vacation..I had a blast eating around and enjoying the wonderful flavors of the country! Here in Manila, one of the long standing Viet restos is Pho Hoa. It's been quite a while since I have dined there actually...we tend to miss out on old restos because sooo many new places and restos with new cuisines keep us pre-occupied.

I got a chance to go back and try the nice Pho Hoa faves I used to enjoy...

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls
I love spring rolls! Fresh or fried! We contemplated on whether to have ours the healthy or fun way...and decided to have the fresh ones since one of the dishes we were to order had fried springrolls on the side.

The taste is still the same as I recall...however...the portion seems smaller...or have I grown a bigger appetite??? hehehe

Grilled Chicken with Fried Rice and Fried Springrolls
Like chicken bbq...with yunmmy fried rice..the spring rolls were great..and we had an extra order of that rice...reminded me of yakimeshi!

Tofu with Mushrooms
Soft tofu in a nido style like sauce...more like soup with that being, we decided to add something fried...

Pepper Squid
We were a bit disappointed that they were not crispy. Kinda like a squid REBUSADO. The coating is bready and thick...not so nice.

In all the taste of the dishes we chose were fairly ok but kinda fell below our expectations. We have yet to find a better casual Viet resto! hahaha i hope they put up a franchise of Pho2000 in Manila soon! =D


Manggy said...

We used to eat there quite a bit until we got annoyed when some foreigners were given preferential treatment. I think. It was a long time ago. But yeah, the grilled chicken was something I always ordered :)

Jen Tan said...

Really? what branch did you frequent? SUMBONG NAIN SA MANAGEMENT! hahaha Yah...long standing na din ang Pho hoa noh?