It’s been a while since we last dined at Pho Hoai ( Vietnamese restaurant). We had dinner rather early but the crowd seemed to have been there early too, in fact even earlier than us. With the sizzling hot temps here in the Big Apple last Saturday, New Yorkers didn’t want to heat up their kitchens so dining out was the next best option.
We didn’t have to wait, in fact food was served in a timely manner. Food was great, this resto never fails.
summer roll shrimp, vegetable in rice paper wrap with peanut sauce (goi cuon)
crispy squid with garlic sauce (muc chien don)
curry shrimp on rice vermicelli (bun tom cari)
grilled pork chop, shredded pork and crab patty (com suon bi cha)
water spinach in garlic sauce (rau muong xao toi)
The best part of the meal was these refreshing concoctions. Mine – the soursop shake was awesome even without any sweetener at all. I specifically requested that they omit adding any sweetener.
soursop shake and pomegranate lemonade with seltzer
Hours later, after shopping, we headed to Mocha Mocha Coffee, a quaint coffee shop, for that much needed after dinner treat. We haven’t been here in a long time. I can still vividly remember our last trek almost two years ago when my husband and I went here and I was trying too hard to eat while barely uttering any word. Those were the days… in as much as I don’t want to recall, I just can’t help but go back to it.
I enjoyed my Iced Coffee ( freshly brewed Italian Lavazza coffee) – the perfect accompaniment to the chocolate mousse (which was divine!). I was actually tempted to order crepe (the place is famous for their crepes) but my husband talked me out of it. It turned out to be a good choice 🙂 .
iced coffee and herbal infusion (chamomile and citrus) iced tea