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From New Pho to Old: Lunch at a (Nearly) Forgotten Friend, Tan My

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

One really shouldn’t forget friends, but as life takes you in new directions you sometimes leave some behind. It’s not often a malicious or mindful loss, just one you don’t notice as it happens. The usual excuses apply: We moved, our careers pushed us into different […]

The Great Pho Quest Continues: Pho Thaison in Allandale

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It’s not often anymore that my wife and I are both out-and-about at lunchtime. Not like in the olden days. (Cue nostalgic music. Okay, that’s enough.) It happened yesterday, though, and we took full advantage of it. Our mutual timing was off, so I got in […]

Pho Lee Vietnamese, It’s Total-Lee Pho (and Very Good)

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I always have my eyes open for new pho places. Recently, a pizza place went out of business in a shopping area I frequent, and right away I noticed a sign that promised an opportunity: Pho Lee Vietnamese Restaurant would be taking over the space. White […]

The Quest Begins Anew (Just Pho Me): Mai Lien Bistro

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Sadly, this family-friendly eatery is now closed.

This story begins the way all good tales have, since the beginning of storytelling: “Once Upon a Time…”

Well, once upon a time I discovered pho. Okay, I didn’t actually discover it outright (I’m not THAT famous), but I got talked […]

Instant Noodles: Fashion Foods Beef Pho Bo

Fashion Foods Instant Noodle Varieties

Pho Bo is Vietnamese in origin. So when I saw the brightly colored bowl of noodles on the shop shelf and it said Beef (Pho) Flavour Instant Noodles on the side, I pretty much expected it had been manufactured in Vietnam.

Silly me. This stuff came from Thailand!

Fashion Food […]

Restaurant Review: Pho Viet Restaurant

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’ve been on a quest for many years now, to find the best bowl of pho in all of Austin. I am very serious about this sort of quest (it involves food, after all!), and so I’ve tromped about and tasted hundreds of bowls of soup […]