Instant Pho? En Casa Costco Pho Review


Instant Pho is part of The Lost & Found Year(s) Trip Report.

The number one draw for my blog is my Pho reviews. Without access to aviation, I have had no opportunities to sample new pho. Indeed, the furthest I’ve ventured is to my local Costco. Last time I was there, I was buying my typical chicken & broccoli when I came across a peculiar sight: instant pho for sale. This was peculiar for two reasons. First, Costco only sells a limited number of items. Instant pho seemed very niche, especially for the Puerto Rican market, one of the few places in the world I have tried pho. Second, how can a dish that takes hours and hours to prepare be reduced to three minutes in the microwave? Surely it must taste like ramen noodles or something terrible. For $10, I made the sacrilegious choice to buy 9 pre-made bowls. After all, in these ‘unprecedented times’, unprecedented actions are acceptable (see From Your Grade School Principal: Regarding COVID-19).



Instant pho? Say it ain’t so.

So how did it go? Let’s look at the unboxing.

One small bowl.
Add in the spices.
Put in microwave.
Would have been nice to have had beef.
Good till the last drop.

Maybe it’s because I haven’t left the house in years, but I was very impressed with instant pho.

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