PhoEver Diner serves clean, balanced Vietnamese food items

Vermicelli with grilled pork an eggroll. (Courtesy Phoever Diner)

Gina Nguyen and her extended-time friend Thao Phan made the decision to open up PhoEver Diner in Georgetown in January 2020 when she found Georgetown residents did not have an authentic Vietnamese cafe readily available to them and as a substitute had to travel to another town to get some.

“If they want to purchase nutritious food or Vietnamese food, [patrons] have to go all the way to Austin or Spherical Rock,” Nguyen stated. “So we considered we’d make it convenient for them below.”

Located subsequent to Randalls on Williams Travel, the family-owned and -operated restaurant serves regular Vietnamese cuisine.

It also specializes in pho, a Vietnamese soup manufactured with broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat this sort of as chicken or beef.

This is also the 2nd restaurant for Nguyen who also owns a Vietnamese and Chinese cafe in Hutto. Nguyen extra that she got into the cafe organization following finding out how to cook dinner from her mother.

Nguyen said another driving pressure in her opening the cafe in Georgetown was a found heightened wish from patrons for much healthier alternatives.

Vietnamese food stuff tends to be extra wholesome than other offerings due to the fact it is considerably significantly less greasy as soups are cooked in freshly built broths and dishes use minimal oil for seasoning, she said.

“A lot of individuals occur in and get the soup with chicken,” Nguyen explained. “It’s a lot more nutritious.”

She extra that the bone broths used at PhoEver Diner are boiled for a pair of times prior to being served to patrons.

“You can purchase [the broth], and there is some men and women they make it from the powder,” Nguyen explained. “We make it from the bone.”

The cafe delivers a number of pho versions which includes some with chicken, meatballs, shrimp or tofu, but it also has fried rice, a Vietnamese sandwich built with charcoal grilled pork, and pan fried or stir fried noodles.

Nguyen mentioned a single of her favored menu merchandise is the vermicelli, a Vietnamese rice noodle salad bowl that can involve chicken, beef, shrimp or all 3.

The vermicelli also arrives with a specialty mayonnaise manufactured in-residence, she claimed.

“[PhoEver Diner] is about balanced foodstuff,” Nguyen explained. “We want to clearly show folks how the Vietnamese meals [is] like for the reason that it is healthier food.”

PhoEver Diner

5725 Williams Travel, Ste. 110, Georgetown


Several hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunshine. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.