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Pho-tastic Treats Await You
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Pho-tastic Treats Await You

Story By Kyle Galdeira Photos By Lawrence Tabudlo
July 17 - 23, 2011

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While Pho My Lien Restaurant’s headliner remains the beef noodle soup after which it is named, the Vietnamese eatery also features a plethora of un-pho-getable pupus to choose from.

  • Rice Plate with Pork Chop ($8.50)
  • Green Papaya Salad ($7.50)
  • Rice Vermicelli ($9.95)
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The menu is versatile in that each dish can serve as a starter, main or side dish, and can be enjoyed in solitude or with a large group. While the pho (pronounced “fuh”) keeps satisfied customers coming back again and again, restaurant owner Tommy Dang says that the Rice Vermicelli ($8.50 for one choice of meat, $9.95 for two choices and $11.95 for three choices) also is extremely popular. Guests may choose from a variety of succulent meats, including barbecue beef, barbecue shrimp, barbecue chicken, barbecue pork or crispy egg rolls. The rice vermicelli is served in a large bowl with chopped cucumber, mint leaves, bean sprouts, crisp lettuce and is accompanied by a special house fish sauce.

Those wishing to spice things up may choose to add some hot chili sriracha sauce — the perfect addition to the dish’s alluring aroma.

The Green Papaya Salad ($7.50) is another guest favorite, and features freshly shredded green papaya, shrimp, mint leaves and peanuts, and is served with a special house salad dressing.

Located in the heart of Aiea on the second floor of Westridge Shopping Center, Pho My Lien is open for lunch and dinner daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sundays.

Pho My Lien Vietnamese Restaurant

  • Where
    • Westridge Shopping Center
    • 98-150 Kaonohi Street Suite B213-B
    • Aiea, HI 96701
  • Call
    • (808) 488-4900
  • Hours
    • 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Sundays