What Goes On At Dot Com Pho?

Every Saturday, I get together with a bunch of local bloggers for Dot Com Pho. What started as a two to four person lunch has grown to as many as 15 people showing up every week. Our goal is to get to the point where we can take over the entire restaurant.

For those who don’t know, Pho is a Vietnamese rice-noodle soup dish. It is served as a bowl of white rice noodles in clear beef broth, with thin cuts of beef (steak, fatty flank, lean flank, brisket). Variations featuring tendon, tripe, meatballs, chicken leg, chicken breast, or other chicken organs (heart, liver, etc.) are also available. It’s fairly inexpensive and makes for a nice lunch when combined with a glass of iced coffee. Any bloggers in the Vancouver area are welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. It’s a great way to network and experience some culture at the same time.

If you have ever wonder what goes on at a Dot Com Pho, Stephen brought along his camcorder yesterday to film a Dot Com Pho documentary. Featured in the video were myself, Ed Lau, Michael Kwan (who works for Pho), Greg Morgan, Leo Chiang and Danny Chang. As you will see, Dot Com Pho is pretty much like this blog – it just a bunch of miscellaneous ramblings.

45 thoughts on “What Goes On At Dot Com Pho?”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    You really don’t want to do those searches on Google.

    1. I saw the video on Stephen’s blog…pretty funny stuff! The video was more the Ed Lau show…where was everybody else?! πŸ˜‰

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Ed Lau is known for his absurdly loud voice.

        1. Stephen says:

          You just can’t hear us over him. That is why he is also called Ed “Laud” πŸ˜€

    2. “University of a Billion Chinese. lol… how true!

  2. Pete says:

    Mmm pho… cheap yet tasty enough for a king. What else can you ask for? I want me a bowl right now piled high with beef!

    1. Well I think I might just go. maybe they will do a post about me it’s cheaper then paying for a review on the site

      1. what do think john if i go you will wright about me going from NJ to Canada Just to meet the famous John Chow If so I’ll be there in 2 weeks?

  3. YouTube appears to be down…

  4. Stephen says:

    The Video is going Viral! πŸ˜†

  5. Well Dot Com Pho looks like a lot of fun. A lot of geeky conversation but good stuff nonetheless.
    -Gyutae Park of Winning the Web

  6. Shaun Carter says:

    Cool video! I agree that the Yahoo bid will go higher…

    Good luck with the weight loss challenge. Does this mean we will see fewer restaurant reviews:( ? Or will you switch to reviewing some healthy alternatives?

  7. Justin says:

    im craving some pho right now…

  8. That video is pure funny and very good for viral marketing. I do agree with you about Yahoo and the stock price. I also agree with you about what J.O.B. stands for. Wish I lived close by I would come hang out with you cats! Looks like a load of laughs.
    Rob West

    1. Justin says:

      seriously, i think hanging out with john would be a blast, plus you would learn alot too.

  9. G Smith says:

    You guys are nuts πŸ˜†

  10. You won’t get to 185 if you don’t start leaving out the dessert course on your Dine Out Vancouver adventures.

  11. Spencer says:

    You are right. We are all sheeple. I think I will leave now…

  12. Fat Man says:

    you should put the videos up on revver and make income from it…

    its better than you tube.

    1. Shaun Carter says:

      I was thinking the same thing. If John were to do a little video blogging he could make a nice income from Revver because every video would be viewed tens of thousands of times.

  13. Fat Man says:

    if u need a ref link let me know πŸ˜‰

  14. Lively Money says:

    you need to have a contest called eat lunch with John Chow you fly someone to canada and all expenss paid to eat a 60 dollar burger

  15. don says:

    John, you f***inΒ΄ego! you should name yourself as the last one of the list

    1. John Chow says:

      Tell that to Stephen. He made/edit the video.

      1. Stephen says:

        It’s in order of appearance.

  16. Will says:

    looks like you guys are really enjoying yourselves.

  17. Anyone up for Mongo’s Grill (www.mongosgrill.com) ? :mrgreen:

  18. Haha, seems like a lot of fun.

  19. bennyong says:

    Is this by exclusive invitation only?

    1. John Chow says:

      We welcome everyone.

  20. “J.O.B. do you know what that stands for?” haha πŸ˜† >>>hilarious Chow

  21. Jeff Kee says:

    I love how Greg’s usually the only White person there. Is he the White Lord, or the obvious minority? Who knows… πŸ™„

    1. John Chow says:

      He is the token white guy.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Yup! We do have the odd white guy come by from time to time, but it’s usually just Greg.

        1. Stephen says:

          Sometimes we have a brown guy and an old guy as well.

  22. RacerX says:

    Neat opportunity for those in the area though. I wonder if John Charges $450 for Pho, but if Cow shows up it is just $250 :mrgreen:

  23. Mike Huang says:

    Gotta love the captions, but too bad Greg is lonely since it’s all asians 😯


  24. Looks like a good place to go for geekozoids. just joking. Eitherway good to know whats going on in there. Too bad I cant be there, living all accross the world!

  25. Katie says:

    I think what your doing is great John πŸ™‚ So glad you got more people showing up at your Lunch Network Meeting on Saturdays:) Sounds fun. Great idea! πŸ˜›

    ~Katie πŸ˜‰

  26. Katie says:

    Oh I forgot to add something John. I wish I lived closer. I would go to your meetings. I love learning new things and meeting new people πŸ™‚ And enjoying great food. Yum. πŸ˜€


  27. Feed Flare says:

    Ya that is a good idea, Today I started a No Fan Friday on Pownce to try and get everyone to add as man y people to there friends lists as they can (keeping an eye out for spammers of coarse) We need more people to step up and get everyone moving I think.

  28. Always good fun to be had by all. πŸ™‚

    When I finally make my way up to Vancouver, I’ll be both happy and honored to drop and enjoy a visit with all of the great Vancouver bloggers…so long as Floridians are welcome.

    Vancouver bloggers, FTW! πŸ™‚

    Shine on,

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