With construction running about a month longer than expected, former food cart Pho Sizzle is finally opening the doors to its brick and mortar restaurant today, November 11 at 11 a.m. Owner Tom Pham is describing the venture as a Vietnamese cafe, and the news for fans keeps getting better as he plans to add an Asian market in the "December/January timeframe," according to a Facebook post.
Pham told Eater the menu would be the same at both lunch and dinner but with "more local seafood and meats" and rotating specials at dinner. You can see the full menu online now, broken into sections like Light Plates — including toasted Banh Mi sandwich with pork or chicken ($6) and even a dessert option mixed in, Vanilla ice cream on a crusty pastry ($5) — or Jasmine rice meals with options like Pork Steak marinated in fermented bean curd ($9) and Grilled Lobster at market price.
There are Vermicelli Rice Noodle Bowls in multiple sizes, served with homemade fish sauce and choice of protein like tofu or pork. And of course there are the namesake Pho noodle soups made with bone broth and your choice of chicken, beef, a combination of the two, or even locally-sourced meats for a few extra dollars. Feeling particularly adventurous? Check out the Bun bo hue noodle soup with beef and pork feet or "other available meats." Limited vegetarian-friendly dishes are marked as such, and diners are warned "most dishes may contain fish sauce."
10 Leland Street, Rockland, Facebook. Open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with dinner service Wednesday to Friday 4:30 to 8 p.m.