Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Banh Mi at Pho Hoa

World history has always been a study of conflicts and violent cultural clashes. And some of these have resulted in some interesting blends, particularly in a nation's cuisine. Take Banh Mi, an iconic Vietnamese meat sandwich with strong French colonial influences. The version in Pho Hoa is quite good for the price, and is available in grilled pork, chicken and  vegetarian. 

As expected, the Dude goes for the grilled pork, and it's pretty good, tender and juicy. The grilled pork is nicely complemented by veggies, including sweet pickled carrots and cucumbers. That, with the crusty baguette, mayo and mustard, equals a seriously good meat sandwich.

All in all, it's a great sandwich. The meat filling is tasty and the veggies provide some sharp flavor notes that just goes well with the grilled pork. It would have been perfect if it had more grilled pork on both ends and not just the center.

And since you're already at Pho Hoa, go ahead and try their bestsellers like the Fresh Spring Rolls with shrimp, pork and vermicelli... 

...and the Pho Seafood Noodle Soup, always an excellent combination. Add the fresh bean sprouts, basil leaves and some lemon, and you're all set. Don't forget the hoisin and Sriracha chili sauce for a little heat.

Yes, it's a chain, but you just can't beat the good food and value combination. And yes, most of the dishes served at Pho Hoa is pretty healthy. And you can't beat that.

Pho Hoa is located at 204 Wilson Street (one of eight branches), Greenhills. You can call 726-4066 for inquiries.

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  1. I LOVE Vietnamese sandwich! It's my favorite sandwich...

  2. hey Ducky, yup, it's a great sandwich! Thanks!

  3. Now THAT is a sandwich. It looks so juicy! I wish I had one in front of me right now, but sadly...

  4. Hi Nicole, I'm wishing the same...great to hear from you! Thanks, Nicole!

  5. Your post is making me so hungry. I LOVE Vietnamese meat rolls - actually I pretty much love most Vietnamese food. I will have to go and find one tomorrow.

  6. I enjoy Vietnamese as well being delicious and generally healthy. Thanks for stopping by, mate!

  7. Just looking at these knows it had to be worth the drive for! Try adding the url option in the comment box, I had to change users to leave a comment Internet explorer wont work.... just an fyi

  8. Hello Pegasuslegend, thanks for the tip on the url option, will do that. Thanks for dropping by!


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