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Dot Com Pho – Hang Loose In Hawaii Edition

written by John Chow on February 27, 2011

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The first ever Dot Com Pho in Hawaii happened on Sunday at Pho Bistro 2, just outside of Waikiki. We had a total of six people at the Pho meet up, which sounded great until you find out that five of them were me and my family. Thanks to Hugh Kimura of Website Rockstars for attending our first Dot Com Pho Hawaii.

Pho Bristro 2 is an unusual Pho restaurant. For one thing, none of the staff speak Vietnamese. Then again, there was only one staff serving the entire place. The manager/server/busboy/greeter at Pho Bistro 2 is one happy guy. He would give the owner of Happy Pho a run for his money. He greeted everyone with a smile and was extremely entertaining with the various antics he pulled while working the room.

The signature dish at Pho Bistro 2 is the ox tail soup. If you like ox tail, this soup is on the must order list. It made the ox tail soup from Red 8 inedible by comparison. The soup base was very flavorful and the ox tail was extremely tender.

The quality of the Pho matched the high quality set by the ox tail. The Pho soup base had a bit more kick and I found it even more satisfying. The steak comes raw on a separate plate so you can dip it into the hot broth yourself. As far as Pho goes, Pho Bistro 2 ranks among the best I’ve tried.

For this episode of Dot Com Pho, we have Sally Chow hanging loose, really slow Internet, two big fans, no AC, the gadget of the week, the iPad game of the week and the happy restaurant server reads my shirt. Enjoy!

Pho Bistro 2

Pho Bistro 2

Pho Bistro 2

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{ 24 comments }

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips February 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm

so finally dot com pho at hawai … Great.

Penny Bid Auction Sites February 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

How long are you going to be in Hawaii? it seems like it’s been over a week now.

PPC Ian February 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Yeah, it seems like a nice, long trip. The longer you can stay in Hawaii, the better! It’s a hard place to come back from, you just want to stay forever!

David February 28, 2011 at 1:16 am

That is a great phone you have there John
when you coming to New Zealand ?
I can if you visit .

John Chow February 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

That’s not a phone, it’s a GPS!

CAL February 28, 2011 at 4:06 am

Why do you always eat Asian food? I dont get it…..

John Chow February 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

Because it’s the best! :D

Penny Bid Auction Sites February 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Would it have anything to do with John being Asian? I eat Mexican food all the time, but I’m not Latino, I just the the food.

Abhik February 28, 2011 at 5:19 am

That’s cool..
Another Dot Com Pho with great foods and fun.

PPC Ian February 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Yeah, the food on John’s blog always looks so amazing!

Fazreen February 28, 2011 at 6:20 am

John, please come to Malaysia..try ‘Nasi Lemak’

fas February 28, 2011 at 6:44 am

So looks like an Apple product, awesome copy.

Sally has her own iPad?

John Chow February 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Of course! Doesn’t all 4 year olds have their own iPads?

PPC Ian February 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

That’s awesome! :-) Sally is going to grow up with some seriously amazing computer skills! After all, she has the perfect role model!

Russ February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am

Awesome phone…too bad I just got another phone; have to wait for 6 months before I can change it, well, if I want to avoid the $150.00 termination fee.

John Chow February 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I guess you commented before watching the video. :)

Michael Kwan February 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Maybe he’s referring to the cheap Nokia in the Vancouver video. ;)

John Chow February 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

There is no way anyone would refer to that cheap Nokia as awesome!

PPC Ian February 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Great stuff, John! I truly wish I could have been at Dot Com Pho in Hawaii. Amazing food in an amazing place. :-) I think it’s cool how they have the raw beef that you can then put in your pho to cook.

WTF News March 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Brings back memories of my honeymoon… best place in the world!

John, did you go to Dukes cafe or Cheesecake factory in Waikiki?

Red Light On Ps3 March 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

The food looks excellent!!!!! and when can we get the phone edition?

anitha March 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm

This dish we use to call it us soup and love to have them daily in the evening time

Masterinformation March 8, 2011 at 5:55 am

I was hoping to get more footage of that waiter to see what the fuss was about.

christina March 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

its look like our country soup but really healthy one