If you've wondered about the name Pho 24 (pronounced as "Fa") like I have, we were told that 24 is indicative of the number of hours the broth used for all the noodles is boiled.
We also got to try Deep Fried Spring Rolls (P118, pictured above). It's served hot and crispy, filled with mostly ground meat inside. Good, but I prefer the clean taste of the Fresh Spring Rolls.
For the main course, we had Pho Dac Biet Special Noodle Soup (P168, pictured above). It's a big bowl of rice noodles with beef tenderloin, brisket, tripe, and muscle. I enjoyed its natural taste.
We were advised to have the noodle soup with the condiments served on the side consisting of minced chili peppers, lime slices, bean sprouts, parsley, chopped white onions, and unknown green leaves (sorry I forgot to ask exactly what the big leaves were). They also suggested adding chili sauce and bean paste which were also on the table.
This is a type of coffee filter called Phin. It brews coffee one cup at a time and it sits on top of the cup as shown in my earlier photo.
You have to mix the hot coffee prior to drinking since there's condensed milk underneath. The taste is deep, rich, and creamy. Just a tad too sweet for me though, but then I have lower tolerance for sweetness compared to most people. It was very comforting to sip nonetheless. :)
The classy interiors will give you the impression that it's an expensive place but it's not. Prices are very very reasonable considering the above average serving sizes and the food quality.
Ayala Triangle Gardens,
Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
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