Thursday, March 23, 2006

Pho-king awesome restaurant names

For the uninitiated, "Pho" rhymes with "duh". Or so I've been told, but not by anyone vietnamese because we used to have two vietnamese friends in socal but one moved to boston and the other must think we smell b/c for some reason he won't hang out with us except once every 6 months (not for lack of trying on our part- ok i'll stop my bitching and get on with the lame joke now haha). here are some gems:

What the Pho - West L.A.
Pho King - Rosemead
Absolutely Phobulous - Hollywood
Pho Kym - Monterey Park

This is not limited to Pho places though:
- when i was growing up near monterey park (80's! baby!) the two best places for chinese porridge were luk yue and fu yue. i always wondered what the name would be changed to if they merged.
- In Portland there is a Chinese restaurant called "Hung Far Low". It's actually spelled that way too.

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Blogger Passionate Eater said...

Ha ha! Sometimes, when you put your mind to it, everything can become dirty. Eg. "Bangkok Restaurant."

11:49 PM  
Blogger ALWAYS HUNGRY said...

My friend (who is Vietnamese) owns a restaurant in Fort Lee, NJ called "Mo Pho's" - named after the traditional Pho soup they are famous for. Well, it defintely helps out with getting press. Jay Leno even included them in his "Headlines" bit.
If you're looking for excellent Vietnamese food, I highly recommend it if you're ever in the area.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous jamie ford said...

I love Vietnamese food. I'm drooling just thinking about a nice green papaya salad. (Som Dtam?)

We used to go to Chinese place called "Fook Yuen" in Hawaii. Ah, good times.

10:57 AM  
Blogger jackt said...

jf: maybe fook yuen should merge with a restaurant called "your mother"! =) corny but couldn't help myself haha.

3:49 PM  

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