Pho Vietnam Restaurant and Bar in Southaven, Mississippi.
I was not expecting to find this in Mississippi but I did. I found a place to eat Pho.
What the Pho! Right?
I have been to this place many, many times in the past when I was going out to Memphis to work all the time. Nothing like a good hot bowl of pho to subside your feelings of being cold and alone….
But since then, I guess they have added a few new things to the menu. One of which is the Pho King Challenge. I was so surprised by the pictures on Urbanspoon that there were so many people who attempted this challenge and many people have failed, see more pictures on their Facebook. I have decided that since I was in town, I was going to pay them a visit and take on their Pho King Challenge. I don’t have any intentions of finishing the whole thing but I just wanted to see it! I ordered the bowl and they had me sign a waiver in case I got sick and also for me to agree to the terms of the challenge.
The bowl is much bigger in person! I definitely under estimated the size and the monstrosity of this ginormous bowl of pho! This ridiculous challenge is 2 pounds of noodles and 2 pounds of meat! They gave me an hour to eat it and I spent about a good 15 minutes eating it and threw in the towel. I purely ordered it just so I can see and take pictures of it! I mean where can you find a bowl that large?
The owner had found someone locally to make and paint everything by hand so essentially each bowl is different. I was so compelled by the size that I decided to buy the bowl from Pho Vietnam. What a great souvenir from my visit to Mississippi!–It now resides in my dining room and I’d have to say that it really brings the room together! ;o)