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Pholicous in the Plaza @ KOP

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http://www.pholiciousinc.com/

so, apparently this is a chain... I tried the one in the food court in Montgomery Mall and was SEVERELY disappointed
I work in KOP and a coworker (who loves good food as much as I do) came back with the menu from the store in KOP
Naturally, I was skeptical but I was having a hankering (in nearly 100* heat, go figure) I knew hubby would NOT be in for a trip to one of our usual spots
Close to home, I am happy with the Pho at Pho and more and Saigon2. I am by no means a Pho expert... I like the beef deluxe pho and Pho and more gives me more of the tendon that I love so much, but the tripe has a better texture at Saigon2... the broths at both are a little different but I think both are tasty
anyway... I have to say I'm pleasantly surprise
the broth at Pholcious in KOP is good
I went for the choice that had 'everything' in it
meatball, fish ball, eyeround and shrimp
the fishballs were tasty and a little sweet
the meatballs were a little on the bland side, but had a nice texture
the eyeround is cooked to tender, (they do not throw the raw beef into the soup, or put it on the side for you to add on your own) however it had a nice beefy flavor
the shrimp was a bit disappointing. tastes and looks like frozen/cooked shrimp
They did pack a little baggie with beansprouts, a wedge of lime and a few jalapeno slices (would have LOVED some basil, mint or cilantro to go with that

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Since I was sharing, I also got the summer roll
not the BEST summer roll I've ever had but still very fresh, tasty, the herbs and lettuces were bright green the peanut dipping sauce is very good.
somehow the shrimp on the summer roll had a much better flavor and texture than the shrimp in the soup.
Rounding out the meal, a perfectly average Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Not bad, not great... nothing I would rush back for especially

overall impression
bright, clean, friendly staff

since KOP is a Pho Desert, I can say that if I get another hankerin' for Pho while at work, I'll be back

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