January 29, 2012

Vietnam's "Pho 24"





Have you heard of Pho 24? It’s one of the most popular food chains in Vietnam having it’s beef noodle soup as it’s signature dish. I’ve been traveling to and from Hoh Chi Min City in Vietnam as this is only about 1.5 hrs ride from my job site. But I’ve never tried the beef noodle soup or “pho” at Pho 24. My colleague who also visits Hoh Chi Min a lot told me that their soup is really worth a try.

Last year, when I brought my kids for a vacation at Hoh Chi Min City, I really took the time to visit Pho 24 just for the experience. Of course, I’ve ordered their famous beef soup while the kids tried another dish. The soup wasn’t at all bad but it wasn’t able to satisfy my palate. I admit, I was a bit disappointed coz I’m really having high expectations after I’ve heard so much about this place. Although my kids said their foods were okay although not that great. In fairness, their facility and service is good. The place is clean, cold and having a free wifi.

The price ranges from $3 to $5 and about $2 for the drinks. Not so bad but since I didn’t enjoy the food that much, I would rather spend that amount elsewhere. Hoh chi Min City had numerous restaurants and you will never fail to find a good one that will suit your discriminating taste. Some foreigners who are more adventurous would prefer having the beef soup on the street stalls where you have to squat in a little plastic stool while having a taste of their authentic Vietnamese style “pho”. In fact, some Western people prefer the taste of the soup on the street stalls. I wanted my kids to have the experience of trying some street foods which I consider acceptable but they were a bit hesitant at that time. Nonetheless, they managed to eat at one of the food stalls at Ben Than night market in an open air which were being flocked by tourists.

Overall, Pho 24 is still worth a try. It has a number of chains within Hoh Chi Min City, Hanoi and I’ve heard that they have opened the franchise and this food chain can now be found at Cambodia and in The Philippines, as well.

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20 comments:

  1. It is still worth the experience though...Medyo sayang nga lang at hindi ka masyadong nasarapan...
    Hehehe

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    1. Hihihi...oo nga Sis! Pero sa akin naman I never regret going to anywhere kasi more than the foods, it's the experience that counts. Thank you for supporting my new baby Sis. I'll get back t u later. Medyo busy pa kaunti. Hehehe. :)

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  2. I've tried Hoh Min chin ba yun? Masarap!

    Anong bago sakin? Kabusyhan! Ayun binlog ko sa home ko. Dalaw ka na lang ulit.

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    1. Ning, yung Hoh Chi Min, that's one of the famous cities in Vietnam. It is also called Saigon. Yung food tawag dun "Pho" ng mga Vietnamese. OO naalala ko dati nakita ko nga kumakain ka ng ganun, dun sa isang post mo about Taiwan di ba?

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    2. Oo siya nga! Sa Taiwan nga yun. Naiisip ko kasi dito pinas pero di ko naman maalala kung san? haha. Uy, promoter ka ng home blog ko ah? haha. Kita ko ung msg mo thru chatbox kay KM. I love it! Salamat at welcome ka laging maloka sa posts ko!

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  3. looks yummy and healthy :)

    Hope you can visit my entry too! happy week ahead!

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  4. Love to have that soup right now, it's cold in here hehehe.

    Visiting from Yummy Sunday.

    Spice Up Your Life

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  5. Ang sarap naman nito ate Krizza! Magstart ka na ng Food Blog. Hahaha :)

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  6. hi krizza, its nice to see you here...different blog or just change name? anyway, i think i've tried pho 24 once nung nagpunta din kami sa hcmc, the one we had was in district 1 area, ok naman sya! visiting you from FTF, see you around! :)

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  7. yum and delish foods, makes me drool Sis :-) Visiting from FTF, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.jessysadventure.com/2012/01/shrimp-scampi.html

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  8. Ansarap nung calamari curry and rice / squid with curry! Yum yum yuM!

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  9. Here today sis.. Hindi makapag post sa iyong message box...

    Umuwi na ang isang group of visitors pero nandito pa sister ko and her family... Hehehe

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  10. Yummy, yummy food especially the dessert:)

    Visiting for YS! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/01/frozen-asian-food.html

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  11. uy pho! tagal ko na hindi nakakain nito :D ang sarap nito pag malamig katulad ngayon ^^

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  12. food looks yummy and healthy:)

    Visiting for FTF! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.harpsterschronicle.com/pineapple-upside-down-cake/

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  13. it looks yummy though, and that is a great experience as well. Visiting you from FTF
    Sahm’s Dining Diary

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  14. back here from YS naman...thanks for your visit. your pho makes me missed our fave vitnamese/khmer resto back in phnom penh---ngon restaurant! :) have a great week.

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  15. i haven't eaten and tried any vietnamese food. would love to try someday. late visit for YS! here's mine:

    http://www.pakals.info/2012/01/29/yummy-sunday-adobong-puso-rice/

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  16. i haven't tried vietnamese food, but it looks yum!

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