||[May. 4th, 2005|08:15 am]
A question for people who don't live in Denver:|
Do all the pho restaurants in your city have names like "Pho 77" and "Pho 120"?
We're trying to figure out if this is a universal phenomenon, or just local weirdness.
in seattle there was
than brothers pho
just plain pho
and my favorite
what the pho
Pho 89, Pho 98, and Pho 67 are common also, at least here in the DC area. There's one in Fairfax called Viet House Noodle Soup, which is different, though.
I have recently visited Turtle Tower, Pho Kien Giang, Hung Ky, and Pho Hoa. Next on the list to visit is Pho King.
We have Pho 95 here, but also Pho Da Bou. [And Vietnam La Cuisine, which is bad.]
"In the United States, many phở restaurants are found in many Chinatowns, Little Saigons, and other communities with a large Vietnamese immigrant population. Many phở restaurants tend to use digits in their names (for example, Phở 54 Restaurant or Phở 888 Restaurant), which may have or may not have a significant meaning. For example, Phở 54 and Phở 79 signified the years when their owners fled North Vietnam and Vietnam, respectively. Also, in Vietnamese culture the number 8 is considered to be lucky. Just for the record, Phở 54 Restaurant is a small restaurant chain with origins in the prominent Little Saigon of Wesminster, California and with locations scattered in parts of Southern California. Phở Hoa Restaurant is among the largest phở cuisine chains worldwide."
Sorry for asking you to post this and then finding an answer on my own.
Well, at least now I know, because I was interested in the answer, too.
I was, vaguely, too.
[Of course, this is subject to the usual "do we believe wikipedia" problem...]
I've seen Pho Than Ho and another Pho something... But the vietnamese place we like to go to is called Mi La Cai. They have Pho and other stuff.
Sas Sabu said, there are several Pho restaraunts here in Seattle, and north on Aurora Avenue as well.
Glad to know it's everywhere. :-)
Alas, we have no pho in London.
Thanks, Beemer and Tom. I, too, had often wondered about the Pho # phenomenon. While I don't usually go to these places (not a big fan of asian soup), my favorite name for a pho restaurant is on Sandy Blvd in Portland: "Got Pho?" Marvel at the cross-culture marketing!