By: Andrew Silverstein


Tasting new food from some far off region across the world can be somewhat of a tumultuous experience if you don't know what you're getting into.  It can be equally as fun though, too, trying out new flavors, methods of eating, and whatever else goes into getting a true feel for another country's culinary culture.

Vietnamese cuisine, especially in America, has become the new, hot commodity when it comes to trying exotic cuisine in our home country.  Lucky for us, there's really nothing to fear when it comes to Vietnamese.  If you enjoy savory meats like beef and pork, vegetables, and a few common Asian spices and ingredients, there's nothing to worry about, only look forward to.

Pho is for Lovers, with its chuckle-inducing name, is a premier Vietnamese eatery in University Park.  Serving up traditional Pho soup, banh mi sandwiches, and much more, Pho is for Lovers is the perfect place to get a taste of Vietnam without breaking the bank.

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup that's eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Vietnam.  It's the ultimate, cheap street food over there and absolutely delicious.  Served in a from-scratch stock not too different from beef broth, pho is packed with tender slices of beef, rice noodles, onion, cilantro, sweet basil, and lime.  It's a perfect, hearty, and healthy meal.

Banh mi is another Vietname staple served at Pho is for Lovers.  It's their take on the traditional sandwich and comes with your choice of meat (typically pork, chicken, or beef) on a baguette served with jalapenos, cucumbers, pickled carrots, daikon, and cilantro.

If you're drooling with intrigue now, you should head to Pho is for Lovers and see what they're all about.  Something tells us you won't be disappointed.