I’m thrilled that lighting struck again and another new independently owned restaurant has opened near to Arrowhead in Peoria. A new Vietnamese Restaurant named Pho For Days recently opened in P83 Entertainment District near to the Peoria Sports Center. Pho For Days is a nicely furnished Vietnamese Restaurant with a bar and a wine list and offers indoor and outdoor seating.
I decide to order the Broken Rice Plate with Lemongrass Chicken.
My plate came with tender flavorful white meat chicken that was mixed with sautéed scallions, bell peppers, onions and hot spicy peppers. They were generous with grassy cilantro. The plate also contain crisp vegetables and fresh hot rice. They brought a smokey spicy chili oil and a pork/chicken soup. The Chicken was delicious but the flavors differed from other similar plates I tried elsewhere. Good but very different.
My husband not always but most times orders the Soup called Hot and Spicy. (Bun Bo Hue)
The soup was described as containing beef, well done pork and pork roll.
Look closer and see what I see.
The Blocks in the soup are congealed pork blood.
None of the other Vietnamese Restaurants we’ve been to put congealed pork blood in the Hot and Spicy. I do watch Anthony Bourdain on his food travels and I know congealed pork blood is one of the things he looks most forward to eat. Many people do enjoy congealed pork blood but neither of us find it appetizing at this time.
The waiter was very understanding with my husband and brought him a rare beef and brisket soup that he would enjoy more.
No problems with the rare beef and brisket pho.
Your Vietnamese favorites might have a different spin here!
Pho For Days located next to the Peoria Sports Center.
The website is under construction at this time www.PhoForDays.com
Everything is subject to change and your experience may or may not differ.