February 15, 2009
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A good bowl of Vietnamese Pho can always stand on its own merit. Pho itself is so good that for many, especially for home cooked pho, there is no need for all the elaborate condiments and garnishes you’d get at a pho stall or pho restaurant. Garnishes for Pho is so important to the total pho experience that our rating system treats garnishes freshness and quantity as separate point earners. Here’s LovingPho.com’s rating system based on points on scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being best.
January 25, 2009
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I drove by this place several times and I must admit Pho Vie II always looked crowded and popular. On this day with no long line, I really have to try it. “Vie” means “Life” in French, and I believe the people at Pho Vie II truly believe in a fully enjoyable and immersive life of pho, because their pho is very good and the service is friendly. You can read a few Pho Vie II reviews on Yelp.com. They run 50% off on pho ga (chicken) but personally I don’t think that’s the reason for the crowd. I think it’s because the pho in general is very good – tasty soup stock, fresh ingredients, perfect al dente-like noodle, and fresh Thai basil, ngo gai (culantro) and sprouts.