This week Chuckie and I decided to venture out of Provo and head all the way up to Orem. I was just feeling something with shrimp, so Chuckie suggested Pho.
I ordered the Saigon Shrimp and Chuckie got the Singapore noodles. Chuckie swears that they were having an off day because things weren't as great as I have heard everyone rave about. Both of our dishes came out really sweet and there was only one person manning the restaurant. The green beans on my plate were shriveled and tasted like they were reheated in a pan that had just cooked some seafood and perhaps the beans were about to turn. Chuckie's noodles were cooked perfectly and despite the excess of sweetness, tasted really good. I really think that the beans killed the rest of dish for me, because I had a hard time enjoying the rest of my meal. I must say that Pho did not skimp on the shrimp, which I really appreciated, and the shrimp was cooked really well; but I could not eat it all after having my appetite spoiled for me. The salad looked like it was made up of all the leftover scraps but the dressing was decent.
The presentation of the food and the overall ambiance was quite appealing. I really do think that Pho just had an off day, and I really will go and try it again. It is obvious that the cook knows what he is doing, but just totally messed up the sauce and those beans.