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Pho 88

The last time I did a Chinatown eatery post, I spoke highly of the cheap and yummy pho noodle dishes served up at Pho Hung .

You all suggested I hit up Pho 88 for even more noodle goodness. And so, a couple friends and I did just that, and this became a Pho series . The verdict? 88 was mostly a hit, but a little bit o' miss too.

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Once we sat down with our menus, no one was in the mood for broth, so we tried out 1) "broken rice" & pork , 2) a vegetarian rice noodle with tofu, and 3) some vermicelli noodles with pork strips & spring rolls.

A thumbs up from for dish #1 which I didn't even get to photograph, it was devoured so quickly.

#2 was mine, and while slightly oily, was actually pretty nice and fresh tasting. The flat rice noodles were cooked perfectly (pictured above).

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And over behind door #3, the owner of this dish was heard mumbling, "pork strips? this is freakin bacon. they could have written 'bacon'.. lots of crusty bacon."

While, yes, bacon is pork, she was not pleased with unexpected cut, so we stopped elsewhere for a dessert of discounted easter chocolates .

Pho 88 - 270 Spadina (a couple windows south of Dundas).

The Pho series will continue: Next time we'll head over to "Pho 66" at St. Clair & Old Weston to see what the slightly more satanic, and less Heil-Hitlerish, numbers might mean for the food.


Pho 88

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