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    Pho Hoa: Vietnamese Culinary Odyssey in Manila

    I'll tell you a secret: I actually love to eat those delectable Vietnamese soups from Pho Hoa with restaurants located at SM.

    Since it's raining, I opted to go there there again and order my usual:

    Seafood soup: it's not oily and made of rice noodles, AFAIK

    add bean sprouts, lemongrass, lemon...

    plus lots and lots of red hot chili peppers. Worry about runny nose later ;-)

    stuffed chicken wings (3 pieces)

    Mango Crepe: delicioso!

    wash them all down with a tall glass of ice-cold lemon juice!

    I really love east-Asian cuisine particularly spicy food (ironically, most Filipinos are averse to spicy food except those from the Bicol peninsula) and cosmopolitan Manila has lots of options to choose from!

    pictures taken with Canon Ixus 30 using available light so don't tell me about it or you may have to treat me to a mochafrap decaf :)


    posted by GingGoy @ 5:42 PM,


    At Jul 12, 2006, 4:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Baiii Tito...ginutom mo ako dito...peborit ko rin ang vietnamese food simula ng maging manugang ko ay from vietnam...ang sarap magluto nung mother nya, hindi sya, tulad ng anak ko, mga spoiled yata sila kaya di natutong magluto hahahahaha...pero thank you sa mga recipe book, nakakaraos ang mga anak ko bwuahahahahaha...babalik nga ako sa northern calif...kakain ako uli ng mga yan, mas masarap dun ay...libre at home cook pa! Baiii bali ka

    At Jul 12, 2006, 5:21:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    ganun? di sige kung punta kayo Vietnam sama nyo ako para makarating dyan o if ever makarating ako California i don't want Filipino food...something different dapat like vietnamese :)

    At Jul 18, 2006, 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    t2b, nagutom tuloy uli ako .... gusto ko ng mango crepe ;-)

    At Nov 16, 2007, 12:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    noodles... hot soup... sarap sa rainy days

    At Aug 13, 2009, 5:25:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    oh wow! i loooooove Pho Hoa too! fav ko yung beef something na sabaw palang ulam na lol .. yikes nagutom tuloy ako and nag crave tuloy ako ng mainit na sabaw...


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