Restaurant of the Week: Pho N Mor

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Pho N Mor, 3233 Grand Ave. (at Peyton), Chino Hills

The Albertsons center in Chino Hills reflects the city’s growing Asian population: There are Japanese, Chinese and Korean restaurants and a foot massage business, and now there’s Pho N Mor, which has Vietnamese food and opened in late 2011. I haven’t done a comprehensive survey, but there may be only one other Vietnamese restaurant in Chino Hills.

I had lunch at Pho N Mor recently with a friend. It’s decorated in modern style, making the most of a small space, and surrounded by windows on two sides, letting in plenty of natural light. Service was friendly and many tables were occupied.

It was a hot day and I wasn’t in the mood for a bowl of pho, the popular Vietnamese soup, so I opted for broken rice with barbecued pork ($6.75, pictured), plus a mango smoothie ($3.25). My friend opted for pad Thai with chicken ($8).

I liked my dish, but they used regular rice, not the variety known as broken rice. The mango smoothie was a mango freeze, made with crushed ice, not milk. The pad Thai looked good, but of course, that’s Thai, not Vietnamese.

So, a mixed verdict: As a sort of entry-level Vietnamese experience, this was fine, but aficionados would probably want to head to Diamond Bar, Chino or Pomona.

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  • James Rodriguez

    Fontana has a Vietnamese restaurant at the 15 freeway and Baseline, Pho Nguyen, and its sign says Best Vietnamese food in Fontana. I think its the only Vietnamese restaurant in Fontana.

    [Heh. Well, then at least they’re not lying. — DA]

  • Andy

    My aunt flew into ONT from SJC years back in the late 1990s and I picked her up from the airport. She said she thought thought she flew into the wrong airport because Ontario airport didn’t look like this. I explained they built the new ONT airport just a year or two back.

    [At least she was in the right Ontario. — DA]

  • Andy

    Thanks for the tip of Pho Nguyen. I will try to check it out today.