CHECK IT OUT: 24 hours of Pho 24 at Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Hung over? 24-hour <em>pho</em> will do the trick!
118 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Tel. No. 332-3902
Open from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday to Thursday), 24 hours (Saturdays and Sundays)
(SPOT.ph) Ever craved a bowl of piping hot pho on weekend mornings or wanted a post-gimik meal after a Friday night of debauchery? QC residents now have that luxury of choice: the newest Pho 24 branch along Timog Avenue is open 24/7 on weekends, ready for diners who want to hunch over bowls of rice noodles swimming in cilantro and other herbs, steeped in beef, chicken, beef brisket, or vegetable broth.
Grilled Pork and Spring Roll Bun Vermicelli (P199)
"The '24' in Pho 24 refers to the 24 ingredients and spices we use in our Pho and we cook everything the same way they prepare the dishes in Vietnam. We import the noodles, spices, even the Vietnamese patis, to give our customers the same Vietnamese flavors," shares Pho 24's Chito Galvez.
For those familiar with Vietnamese fare, the pho bowls are what you come for: the bestselling soup is their Beef Special Pho (P219 for the regular size) which marries mild and delicate flavors, the soup's lightness does not upstage the meat. Those who prefer stronger flavors can ask for sliced chili peppers on the side, sprinkle more Vietnamese patis (fish sauce) or reach for the Hoisin and hot sauce dispensers sitting on the table.
Pork Chop Rice Meal
Apart from the noodles, rice dishes are also on the menu for diners who don't want to stray away from flavors closer to home. The Pork Chop Rice Meal (P229) doesn't disappoint: two hefty slabs of well-seasoned tender grilled pork chops are paired with rice for those looking for a heavier meal.
The Timog Avenue outpost is the fourth branch of the Vietnamese franchise in Manila. The sit-down atmosphere of the newest branch allows for leisurely lounging with one's pho as opposed to the other branches where you order at the counter.
End your meal with coffee and drink as the Vietnamese do: they serve hot and cold coffee from their sister company, Highlands Coffee.