Beloved and I had a slightly late lunch at Saigon Pho Vietnamese Noodle House some weeks past. This Vietnamese restaurant is slightly new in Maginhawa street, and we assumed, based on its name, that it’s a direct competitor for Pho Hoa. While it’s not the only Vietnamese place in Maginhawa right now, it’s still one of the less-represented cuisines in the area. Knowing that Beloved and I like Pho (considering they allow removal of cilantro), we decided to try it out.
Beloved and I had dinner at Pho Hoa last night. Some back-story is required: You see, I’ve been in this place before. Now, being a food blogger, I frequent threads on community sites that are related to food. Often, when “what is a food that you must eat at least once in your life” question pops up in these sites, one of the most frequent answers was “pho”. Now, as I’ve said, I’ve had pho before from the said place, but as I recall, or, more appropriately, forget what made it special. In fact, I vaguely remember it being quite awful. Nevertheless, this has been one of my food adventure missions after being a food blogger and hearing such comments. Last night, we finally made the decision to try it out.