Pho Hoa Vietnamese Noodle House
Eastwood City Cyberpark, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila
After having our holy week break at Cebu, we got back to Manila & had our lunch at Pho Hoa. I’ve always been very fond of Pho Hoa food because it’s really always perfectly balanced and rich in flavor! Though Pho Hoa is known for their noodles, I’ve always ordered their rice dishes. I’m not a noodle person anyway.
We ordered a lot and even ordered most of their dessert menu items. Not even one dish disappointed us. Wow! I’m actually ranking Pho Hoa higher in my list of most yummiest restaurants after the visit.
Here are what we ordered:
- Fruit Shakes (Php 105)
In the picture are dalandan shake, green mango shake & cucumber shake. My order was the cucumber shake and I must say you should try it. I do not eat cucumber but I love the drink a lot! It’s healthy too!
- Goi Cuon (Php 127)
Their best-seller starter dish which is a combination of vegetarian & shrimp & pork fresh spring rolls. The peanut sauce is just perfect with it.
- Chien Mut Ot (Php 220)
The dish is fried Squid w/ Chili & Green Onions. In short, the vietnamese version of calamares. Still best with vinegar! yum! 😀
- Minced Chicken & Mushroom w/ Lettuce Wrap (Php 225)
What kind of food taste better than tacos? For me, it’s this dish! I believe this is a chinese specialty wherein you put chicken & mushroom with fried noodles plus peanut sauce in a lettuce and wrap it. Just eat it like how you would eat any wrap, but perfect and not too heavy because of the lettuce wrap used instead of just more carbs. Tasted sooo yummy!
- Dau Dua Xao Tom, Tep (Php 190)
String Beans w/ Ground Pork & Shrimps from Pho Hoa is definitely a favorite of mine to order. I can finish it w/ rice all by myself. I have a big appetite I know but this is just too good to pass up. It’s not your normal string beans but cooked with such spices & ingredients makes it more perfect. It’s cooked perfectly, as can sometimes be the case when other restaurants cook it too long, and it loses a bit of its flavor. In this case, hat’s off to Pho Hoa for a simple yet delicious recipe. Try it out when you go to Pho Hoa. You won’t regret it!
- Buco Pandan Salad (Php 95)
- Pandan Mongo Cake (Php 55)
This is the dessert that I ordered. And I love it! I don’t know how I can describe the taste but geez I was like “hey, this is delicious!”. I immediately convinced them to try it out too! It’s sticky cake made of pandan and mongo. Great recipe by Pho Hoa. The taste lingers, and this is a dessert that you may even want second portions of. Not too sweet, and your taste buds will really shout for some more.
- Mango Crepe w/ Ice Cream (Php 145)
Always a favorite dessert to order in Pho Hoa. The ever-famous Mango crepe w/ Ice cream. Again, the balance in this dessert is what makes it outstanding, along with the great combination of flavors. Not too sweet, nor is the mango overpowering. The bit of chocolate drizzled on top gives it a more appetizing look as well as also giving it that extra flavor too.
- Green Pearl w/ Ice Cream (Php 145)
The Green Pearl with ice cream dessert is a nice touch to the otherwise normal halo halo, not too many flavors competing, but oh so great because of its simple flavors. And even the ice cream was above class.
There were just the 4 of us but we were able to finish every single dish that we ordered. It just proved how satisfied we were with the food. Okay, I think raved too much.. Blogging this during lunch time didn’t help too hahahhaa!
I do believe I blogged about Pho Hoa Noodles sometime back though, my post can be found in this link.