February 14, 2012

Pho Hoa.

My UK-based photographer-friend Ragen has been inspiring and encouraging me to exercise. I have been walking and running at least four times a week. I'm not trying to lose weight. I just want to be healthy. But if I lose weight in the process, that would be wonderful, right?

To add to this exercise regimen, I've also decided to put more fiber into my diet. And since I am not a big fan of salads (except perhaps, E's salad and the salads in Italianni's), I was incredibly thrilled when I discovered Pho Hoa's Vermicelli Bowl.

Vermicelli Bowl | Small: Php 280 | Large: Php320

The Vermicelli Bowl is filled with vermicelli noodles (of course), lettuce, sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, caramelized onions, fried garlic, crushed peanuts, atchara, and topped with your choice of prawns + grilled pork or fried rolls + grilled pork or grilled chicken + fried rolls. It comes with a light vinaigrette which I really like. Such a complete meal! Unlike those boring salads with heavy cream, there's a beautiful mix of flavors in this bowl.

Pho Hoa is a chain of vietnamese restaurants specializing in healthy and delicious noodle soups.

They serve this with your soup: fresh coriander leaves, bean sprouts,
hot chili peppers, lemon wedges and basil leaves.

Pho Bo Kho (Beef Stew) | Php155

Hot and spicy and flavorful. This explodes wonderfully in the mouth.
This is CBB's favorite and he always gives this satisfied look on his face after gorging this.

Caramelized Chicken Drumettes | Php165

We rarely really order anything else when we go to Pho Hoa. CBB just orders his noodles
while I order my usual vermicelli bowl. But one weekend, we ordered this chicken drumettes.
Crunchy with gentle hints of sweetness. Love this.

Pho Hoa also serves rice meals.

I loved that this restaurant is located in one of the less busy corners of Greenbelt 1.
It is almost always quiet there. The service is fast and friendly. The place is clean.

I can't wait to have another Vermicelli Bowl! This really is a must-try!

. . . . .

Pho Hoa
G/F Greenbelt 1
Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St.
Ayala Center, Makati City
Phone: +632 813 4740

Alabang Town Center,
Entertainment Complex
Phone: +b32 772 3894

CC 122-B U/GF
Quezon City
Phone: +632 926 4567

G/F North Parking Bldg
SM Mall of Asia
JW Diokno Blvd.
Mall of Asia Complex
Pasay City
Phone: +632 556 0636

UG/F SM Megamall Bldg. A
Julia Vargas Ave.
Mandaluyong City
Phone: +632 636 6692

1/F Robinsons Galleria Eastwing
EDSA cor Ortigas Ave.
Phone: +632 634 5323

500 Shaw Blvd.
Brgy. Addition Hills
Mandaluyong City
Phone: +632 531 7912

G/F The Venice Piazza
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City
Phone: +632 836 7712

Level M1 Trinoma
North Ave. cor EDSA
Quezon City
Phone: +632 916 6635

Unit 616 6/F Shangrila Plaza Mall
Mandaluyong City
Phone: +632 633 8481

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  1. your photos are so inviting..i want to dive into that bol of vermicelli right now;-)

  2. Thank you, Ragen! :) I think you'd love the vermicelli bowl. It's light on the tummy.




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