Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Famous Pho 24

Clockwise from Top Left:
Lamp-terns, traditional Vietnamese coffee, gwai lohs, packed with people!

Yes, still on the same subject of Vietnam.

Pho 24 is a very famous pho joint as it's not only available in Vietnam but have also spreaded its wings to other parts of the world such as Hong Kong, US, Australia, Indonesia, Korea, and Cambodia. It's like the Vietnamese version of McD! It's hard not to spot a Pho 24 outlet due to the theme vibrant green colour.

Clockwise from Top Left:
Pho with Chicken (38.000vnd- RM7.60), Deep Fried Spring Rolls (32.000vnd- RM6.40), Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk (24.000vnd- RM4.80), Pho Special- Fillet, well done flank, fat brisket, soft tendon, tripe muscle and well done brisket (45.000vnd- RM9)

The Pho-s were good, we especially enjoyed the Pho Special which has everything and anything you could ever want in your beef noodles. And a great Vietnamese meal cannot be complete without an iced coffee!

Clockwise from Top Left:
The Saigon Opera House, the famous Vietnam House at night, a gallery with Eiling's initials and the HCMC Louis Vuitton

The city of Ho Chi Minh has much to offer, besides being a historical place, it also boasts an upmarket area where the rich can still get their fair share of LVs and branded goods.

Snow Town
Green Tea with Red Bean Snow Ice (35.000vnd-RM7)

I also got to relive my memories of having green tea with red bean snow ice which I had in Perth! The one in Perth tastes better and I can't believe why this isn't in Malaysia yet! (Or if anyone knows if it's in Malaysia already???)

Clockwise from Top Left:
Alex buying some fried snacks, Diamond Plaza where all the expensive things are, Riverside Hotel by the Saigon River, Fried Assorted Snacks

Diamond Plaza is the well known high class shopping center in HCMC. Coincidentally, I also met some international colleagues there as the Vietnam HQ is located at Diamond Plaza.

Clockwise from Top Left:
A monument in the city, motorcycles being the main form of transportation, HCMC Post Office

Pho 24
5, Nguyen Thiep Street,
District 2, HCMC.
Tel: 0084 8822 6278

Snow Town
TTTM Parkson Q.1
35, Bis Le Thanh Ton- P.Ben Nghe- Q.1


Michelle Lee said...

I love pho 24!! :D And yes, their pho special is gooood! I was down with a runny nose when I was there, so if my pho tasted good, it must have been really good to others! Haha. Wished they had a branch in Malaysia too.

Diamond plaza super expensive :S

Cath J said...

very nice photos.. and good food!!

YilingL said...

Michelle Lee,
Wah certified yummy-ness even from a person who was supposed to not able to taste anything!

Cath J,
Thanks dear :)

KY said...

pho 24 is everywhere!

i wonder what'll happen when inflation kicks in and they can't sell at 24k dongs per bowl anymore. hehe

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YilingL said...

I think their pho per bowl is more than 24k dong! Oh is that why they're called Pho 24? Didn't know that.....

Edwin said...

Nice post ! Any special advice for my girlfriend who is going to HCMC next month with 3 gal friends ? They are staying at this hotel at Dist.1 . Is there a Pho 24 there ?

YilingL said...

1. When crossing the road for 1st time, follow the locals. Once you're more brave, then just cross the street, the cars/motorbikes will avoid you. Never stop halfway as you're confusing the motorists and more likely to be bang'ed. The traffic there is crazy but it's also amazing.

2. DO NOT get rides on cyclos (the beca/trishaw) as they're most likely to con you- I got conned and had to pay (equilvalent) RM100+.

3. Bring both VND and USD.

You can see the store locations at Pho 24 website, but your gf should be able to find one (at least) opposite Ben Thanh Market.

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