Dot Com Pho – Safe Pho Edition

While the team in Vancouver went back to the birth place of Dot Com Pho, I went to Pho Bac in downtown Seattle to check out a real authentic Pho restaurant. Pho Bac is the kind of place that only connected locals would go to. It’s not a clean looking francise restaurant like Pho Hoa. The place looks more like a dive than any Pho restaurants I’ve been too. It’s located in an area with like hundred other Pho restaurants within a mile of each other.

Even with the competition, and the fact that they don’t take credit cards after 8PM and charge you 50 cents to use Interac, Pho Bac has managed to craved out a nice market share for themselves. Their secret is great tasting Pho. In fact, Pho is all they serve. There are no spring rolls or rice dishes on the menu. The menu is a board on the wall. Just tell them what meats you want in your Pho (there’s only five choices) and they’ll make it for you. It’s a good thing the Pho taste so damn good. I can’t see them staying in business with any other attributes.

We had a total of six people attend this edition of Dot Com Pho, which is a nice improvement over last week. However, this batch of attendees were not very adventurous. Everyone ordered the super safe steak or meatball only Pho. I was the only one going for the dangerous stuff.

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26 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – Safe Pho Edition”

  1. Chexsystems says:

    Nice video here John.Would love to join, not sure when

    1. XuanTuyen says:

      I’m sure it’s very good.

      1. d3so says:

        It’s defitinitely good especially with MSG 😉

        1. Yes, when it’s too green MSG is likely in it. Some people are severely allergic to MSG and could even die ingesting it.

    2. Harshad says:

      You should be a part of the Dot Com Pho if you are around. John is a nice person to chill out with.

      1. Hey John,

        The Air looks rally sleek.

        Michael,

        That mouse really looks strange and I can’t imagine using it for too long.

        1. Mathew Day says:

          I agree, the mouse would be to awkward to use for long periods of time. Demographics must not be for internet marketers.

  2. Feng says:

    hey I got the tripe.

    1. John Chow says:

      Oh ya! You did! But tripe isn’t that dangerous.

      1. d3so says:

        Did you send the book I won, John?

  3. Joe says:

    Cool to see new regulars tagging along up, but I doubt you’ll find anyone to replace the goofy crowd you had in Vancouver!

    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, especially special Ed, lol.
      I still enjoy the Vancouver episodes.

      1. It’ll be a special Dot Com Pho in Seattle when Ed decides to visit.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          That’s for sure, that would be awesome! I also enjoy watching the Dot Com Pho episodes from Vancouver as well.

  4. You should have called the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives edition. 🙂

  5. Blogging says:

    you are very like Pho?

    1. XuanTuyen says:

      uhm…it is also good, I would prefer it if I know. and you ..?

      1. Blogging says:

        iam VN but i dont like Pho

  6. Harshad says:

    LOL@ Avlienware Vs Macbook Air comparison…that was intelligent.

  7. Atniz says:

    Looks like you are having good time there with your friends. Enjoy your food.

  8. Great video , nice trip , i’m sure that was much fun !! 😉

  9. fas says:

    I love the way Apple has made the logo see threw even at the front, haha.

  10. Dan Lew says:

    Interesting to see Chris there in your meet up, I was speaking to Chris recently

  11. Andre says:

    I would eat there but i have a strong fear of food contamination, so i rarely eat out.

  12. Chris S. says:

    Gotta love the authentic really grungy Pho! I need to make it down to Seattle for DCP.

  13. Another great video to watch and to share with the friends of your enjoyment and motivation to do the same some time with you also.

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