Trying Pho!

by Travis Ketchum · 4 comments

Given my new found location here in Seattle, WA I felt like I needed to dive in head first to try some “Pho” since so many people just couldn’t stop talking about it! What better time to try out a new food than in the presence of people who eat it regularly and know what they ordering? As you may or may not know, John Chow used to live in Vancouver, B.C. where he would regularly meet with readers for what he called “Dot com Pho”.

John recently moved to the Seattle/Bellevue area and so I figured I would hit him up for suggestions, and he ultimately just setup an American Dot com Pho near me so that it was super convenient. We went to this little place called “Pho Bac” which looked pretty haggard from the outside and had minimal everything on the inside.. all the potential of a disaster OR an amazing place. Luckily, this ended up being a very delicious experience!

I just had the round steak pho, which was teased by John as being “too safe” and “not adventurous” but I’ll take that for now until I have a better feeling for what I like. But based on everyone’s feedback I think I will be hard pressed to find Pho that is terrible. I recommend anyone in the Seattle area give this place a try even though it looks like a dive, but be sure to bring cash!

For those who are interested in a little video, feel free to check out the weekly post from John about Dot com Pho here.

Phobac : 1240 S Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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Traci November 1, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Sounds good!! It seems the best places are deceiving from the outside … and the cash seems to be a common thread as well.

Now I’m starving for some Seattle Teriyaki … Thanks!!


Travis Ketchum November 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM

I couldn’t agree more about looks being deceiving! You are always welcome to come visit.. 🙂


Pumama November 6, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Hi Travis,I saw the video from and I very glad to know you and many bloggers like “Pho” :D.It is our traditional food :D.So proud!I love my Viet Nam !


Travis Ketchum November 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Hey! Thanks for stopping by, it was delicious last week and I am going to be going again today. What kind of Pho is your favorite? Is there anything I should be trying specifically?


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