Pholklore is coming.
Often coined a winter dish (the perfect comfort food in the midst of a chilly winter night), for reasons that remain elusive, a bowl of pho is undeniably refreshing in the summer.
Is it the homeostasis caused by the inevitable sweating? The magical mix of root vegetables and spices in the broth? Or, the cool, crisp garnishes on top? The real answer is probably all of the above, but at the end of the day it really doesn’t matter why.
A perfect summer food, the Vietnamese soup varies wildly from venue to venue, with variables such as stock, noodle consistency and accompaniments influencing every choice but in the end it all comes down to the slurp. And that’s the slurp from the pho that’s front of you right now… and for us, that’s at Pholklore.
The key takeaways
- The loved Torquay Vietnamese restaurant is opening a second location
- Geelong locals will be able to indulge in some of the best pho in the region
- It’s due to be open early 2021
Pholklore has made its home down in the cool coastal town of Torquay for the last few years. Situated next door to Bomboras, this place overflows with chill ocean-side vibes, lots of people and of course, delicious Vietnamese street food… and it looks like it’s bringing all that (minus the ocean) to Geelong.
In a post shared to social media today, the restaurant posted photos of a leased sign, construction site, and a shipping container at the top end of Pakington Street, with a caption that simply read “We’ve been busy during lockdown…. #comingsoon”
Due to be open by Christmas (hopefully), we don’t know much more, but we can only assume we’ll be treated to the same pleasures Torquay have been indulging in these past few years.
Some of our favourite meals from the venue that we’re hoping to see include the Pho Bo – a rare beef and brisket rice noodle soup that hits the spot any time of the day; the Bun Cha – a dish with popular dish with char-grilled pork patties, spring rolls, vermicelli noodles, mixed herbs and a tasty dipping sauce; and the Pho Fusion which is just a delicious melting pot of mixed cuisines. And the selection of Vietnamese rolls and pho-inspired cocktails best make an appearance.
Congratulations Pholklore, we’re looking forward to having you an arm’s length away. In the meantime, you can still order takeaway from the Torquay venue 7 days from 5pm. Call 03 5261 4270 to order.
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