So my friend, Ann and I decided to watch a movie after a very intense meeting on a Sunday afternoon. Before anything else we had to eat so we decided to look for Applebee's since I had a gift card from last Christmas. We could not find it anywhere along Hillsborough Avenue so to make it short, we ended up at Pho Quyen Vietnamese Restaurant. I think this choice turned out to be the better one.
I had seafood noodle soup (rice noodle) while Ann had stir fried tofu and egg noodle. I didn't get to taste her order, but mine was absolutely refreshing. There is a lightness about Vietnamese food that I really like, probably due to minimal use of cooking oil or the fresh mint in the vegetable combination. If only the service was a bit faster.
Pho Quyen is located at 8404 Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33615. The number is (813) 885-9424. The menu is available online. Perhaps you could choose your dinner first and call to order so that it will be ready by the time you get there.
Photos by Nhick Ramiro Pacis