Where to Find Healing Pho in Metro Manila

Where to Find Healing Pho in Metro Manila

Pho. That healing, soothing bowl of goodness that comes with broth, slices of meat, rice noodles, and fresh garnishes. Arguably Vietnam's most famous dish, pho – pronounced "fuh" – is a light noodle soup normally eaten in the mornings but can serve as a pick-me-up any time of the day for those who need it.

Want some pho? You're in luck. Restaurants that serve pho run plenty in the metro, so you don't have to fly to Vietnam to slurp your own bowl. Here are some places you should check out for some pho!

Wabi-Sabi Noodle House and Vegetarian Grocery

Wabi-Sabi Noodle House Pho
Wabi-Sabi Noodle House's Viet Pho. Photo by Website/Wabi Sabi Ikigai

Wabi-Sabi is a vegetarian noodle house with locations in Makati and Morato. Apart from its wide range of ramen, it also offers pho that can easily be veganized. Its Viet Pho, which costs P205 for the regular, comes with a mushroom and herb broth, tofu, crackling, mushrooms, sprouts, and greens.

Ca Phe Saigon

This restaurant in Mandaluyong, Marikina, and Antipolo, specializes in homemade, authentic Vietnamese food and coffee. You can get its Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (pho) in regular (P190), meatballs (P190), pho special (P360), pho meatball special (P360), and pho tendon special (P360). Other goodies you can pair with your bowl of pho are its bahn mi, which come in egg, chicken, cha lua, pork, or beef, and its fresh rolls (goi cuon) in shrimp, pork, chicken, or vegetarian. Don't forget to order its authentic Vietnamese coffee!

So-Mot Vietnamese Cuisine

So-Mot Viet Taste has been around since July 2015 and has gone on to become one of the best restaurants in the metro that offer healthy, affordable, and popular Vietnamese dishes. So-Mot offers four types of noodle soup, mainly pho bo tai (rare beef noodle soup), pho bo chin (beef noodle soup), pho bo vien (beef balls pho), and pho ga (chicken noodle soup), each priced at P228.

For those on a budget, we recommend So-Mot's value meals, which include the pho bo and mix rolls set (P458) and fresh spring rolls (P188).

Pho Hoa

Pho Hoa is one of the most popular and largest Vietnamese restaurant chains in North America. It first opened its restaurant in San Jose, California, in 1983 and through the years expanded to other countries, including the Philippines. Pho Hoa is indeed one of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in the country, with most of its restaurants located inside malls like Robinsons, SM malls, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma, Edsa Shangri-la Mall, and Greenbelt One, among others. Some of its pho soups are pho nam (flank pho; P354), pho ga (chicken pho; P354), pho chin nac (brisket pho; P354), and more.

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