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Where to Eat Pho in Philly: The Ultimate Guide

If there has ever been a year where we need comfort of a warming bowl of pho, 2020 is that year. Here are the bowls […]

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Philly Is Trying to Save a Beloved Vietnamese Bakery From Demolition

Supporters have launched a campaign to stop the demolition of a South Philly shopping center, home to beloved Vietnamese bakery, which is slated for sale, demolition, […]

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One of Philly’s Best Pho Spots Just Opened a Location in NoLibs

A long-running Kensington pho specialist has just opened a new location in Northern Liberties. Pho House, the latest from the folks behind Thang Long, softly opened […]

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Philly’s First Vietnamese Coffee Roaster Is Popping Up in Spring Arts

Philly just got its first (and only) Vietnamese coffee roaster — and you can taste their brews at a pop-up cafe at 6th and Spring Garden for […]

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This Woman Should Have Won the South Philly Meatball Contest

No, Saturday’s South Philly Meatball Contest at Taproom on 19th didn’t end in riots and disaster. Jennifer Zavala and her dreaded hipster vegan meatballs were […]


Vietnamese and Cambodian Chefs Are Popping Up at Noord

Two Vietnamese-born women chefs are bringing their Taste of Asia dinner series to Noord with a feast served on banana leaves.


The Vietnamese Cheesesteak: Hot Take on a Philly Staple

It can be tricky to mess with a classic, especially one as beloved as the cheesesteak. Tampering with the simple “one whiz wit” could be […]


Female Cook Killed at Lee’s Cafe and Bistro

Sometime before 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd, a 54 year old female cook at Lee’s Cafe and Bistro on the 500 block of Washington […]


Pho Comes to Fairmount

The former BlueCat at 1921 Fairmount Avenue is now iPho, a Vietnamese eatery for Fairmount. Owner and chef Van Nguyen also owns an iPho in […]


Banh Mi and Bottles Brings Vietnamese Street Food to South Street

Ever hear of a Vietnamese Taphouse? Well there’s one coming to South Street. Tuan Phung is bringing Vietnamese street food and over 200 different bottles of craft […]


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The Lost World: Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas Reviewed

On a Sunday night in late November, we weren’t the only table at Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas, but it was close. My wife and I […]


Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Malaysian Restaurants and Food in Philadelphia

In Philly, Southeast Asian flavors are the gift that keeps on giving. In Point Breeze, South Philly and Chinatown, along Washington Avenue and even out […]


Eat the World: How to Assemble Your Pho

PRO TIP: If you add the cold garnishes a little at a time, they won’t cool the soup too quickly … and the heat plus […]


A Couple of Closures to Bum You Out

A Twitter follower had tipped us off that the postage stamp-sized Cafe Nhu Y had closed its doors at 8th and Christian. And after a […]