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$15 for $30 Worth of Pho and Vietnamese Fare
Soft summer rolls are filled with housemade Vietnamese pork sausage, wrapped in fresh rice paper, and served with a special house sauce ($4.25). Bean sprouts, basil leaves, jalapenos, and lime top sixteen types of pho—a traditional soup with rice noodles—including the pho tai chin, made with lean, rare steak and tender brisket ($7.75). Vegetarian selections are also available and include rice-noodle soup with seasonal vegetables and tofu ($8.50). Click here to see the full menu.
In 1978, Chan Tieu escaped from Ca Mau in Southern Vietnam, splitting up from his family in the process. It wasn't until two decades later that he and his clan reunited, only this time, thousands of miles away from their homeland in the state of Pennsylvania. There, they decided to honor their origins by opening a traditional Vietnamese restaurant and naming it Pho78—78 being a significant number because of the year of their journey and the age of their favorite pet butterfly.
Now with their second location in Mesa, Chan's family continues to introduce patrons to the culinary traditions of Vietnamese cooking through a menu of classics, including rice-paper rolls stuffed with housemade Vietnamese sausages, jicama, and leafy veggies. Sixteen types of pho highlight meats such as lean steak, brisket, and tripe, each complemented by noodles, beef broth, and toppings of crunchy bean sprouts and jalapenos. Other specialty soups—hailing from the Southern, Northern, and Central regions of Vietnam—are stocked with fish, shrimp, and crabmeat.