Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pho 24, Ho Chi Minh

For those who went to Ho Chi Minh before, am very sure you've seen Pho 24 almost everywhere. It's the local 'fast food' joint, you wont get burgers and chips; you'll get pho bos and pho gas.

If you cant stand sitting on short stools,waiting for pho bo being cooked in make shift stoves and questionable hygiene level; Pho 24 might be your choice. As we were told by Jeffrey that it's just mediocre, Dragongirl and I never had the urge to try it.
Until one evening when it was raining so heavily (when it rains in HCM; it pours in bucketfuls)..we were left with not much choice as Pho 24 was just a few shops away from our hotel.
A quick order and soon the 'basics' for the pho is placed on our table..the vegs..

I decided to have the sliced beef and beef ball noodles Which was quite huge in serving..Broth was clear, rather bland. The beef, though quite tender, was not fragrant enough for me..The beef balls were just ok, think Malaysia's version is better..
Dragongirl's chicken noodle (pho ga).. The chicken taste was very strong..sorta like those meat that was kept in freezer and defrosted for the noodles. I didn't like it.
You can see Pho 24 nearly every where in HCM, so there's no address..
So Pho 24 or small pho bo stalls? Small stalls for me, anytime..

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Blogger Kenny Mah said...

It's the same the world over, isn't it? Fast food joints can't compete in terms of taste and authenticity to the original fare... even if this is Vietnamese fast food.

Still, I like their logo design... :)

13 December, 2007  
Blogger tut said...

well, the 24 doesn't stand for 24 hours, but at VND24,000 per bowl. of course, that's the basic bowl.

13 December, 2007  
Blogger tut said...

i have a wild guess what your next blog will be :P

13 December, 2007  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

that's pretty interesting.. i wonder how's da pho gas like?

13 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: yeah, can never beat the liked the logos?

tut: oh, u didnt tell me about the 24 thingy..hehe..yes yes, if u look at the sequence, think u shud know what's next..

meiyen: didnt like the pho ga (chicken noodles). just didnt taste good..

13 December, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

After tendon udders and scorpio, what could possibly taste good?

14 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: food still taste good..hahaha

15 December, 2007  
Blogger tut said...

oh dear, i am wrong .. the last time i went in, the price has increased to 29,000 per bowl!

19 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tut: yah, i think so..the last we went, we ordered some value meal; it was with drinks and some extras..we paid bout 45,000 each...

19 December, 2007  

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