#HITW: What’s up with that Phobobo?

phoboboWhy is that bull looking way up in the sky? And smiling too! Probably because of the amazing Vietnamese dishes at this joint. I have to agree โ€˜coz the dishes here are just pho-king delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pho Bo (P 370)
Pho Bo (P 370)

phobobo-pho-bo-4And this pho was lip-smacking good! You could really taste the beef in the noodle soup. In terms of consistency, the base is a little thick. It did say that itโ€™s a โ€œ12-hour aromatic beef noodle soup intensified with a beef reductionโ€. The whole soup was proof of that.

Mixed veggies
Mixed veggies
Hoisin sauce, lime and Sriracha sauce
Hoisin sauce, lime and Sriracha sauce

For added flavor or to suit oneโ€™s liking, one may opt to add the additions above.

Lemongrass Chicken Barbecue w/Steamed Rice (P 270)
Lemongrass Chicken Barbecue w/Steamed Rice (P 270)

phobobo-crispy-spring-rollsphobobo-lemongrass-chicken-barbecue-2phobobo-lemongrass-chicken-barbecue-1The colors on this dish were just lovely. I loved how they plated it with the banana leaf and wooden plate as its background. Paired with crispy spring rolls and veggies, the main highlight still was the chicken. On its own, it was very flavorful. It was grilled well retaining that moisture inside the meat. I never got to try the spicy sauce (sweet chili I think) because I instantly dived into the peanut one. It was good with or without the sauce.

Purple Rice Mango (P 180)
Purple Rice Mango (P 180)

phobobo-purple-rice-mango-2phobobo-purple-rice-mango-1This wasnโ€™t on their menu yet. It was just offered by the server. And I wish they would make this a permanent one. It was a good dessert to end one’s meal. The purple rice balls wasnโ€™t that sweet, and had this seemingly glutinous consistency. Inside, there were some gelatin bits that I would assume are mango-flavored. It came with this cream sauce that added flavor to the dessert. Sadly, the mango that came with it was a bit sour. Nonetheless, this was one satisfying dessert.

Cute rickshaw display
Cute rickshaw display

phobobo-1Yeah, it was pho-king delicious. I was supposed to try their banh-mi but maybe next time. For sure Iโ€™ll be back because like that bull, I was looking way up in the sky with a smile on my face with every bite of their dishes. ๐Ÿ˜›

4/F Century City Mall,
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  1. “It was pho-king delicious.”
    This got me laughing! Hahaha

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