Name of Business: Pho7anh
Type of Business: Vietnamese and Thai cuisine
Hours: 10 to 8 p.m., Sunday to Monday
Location: 503 N. Golden State Blvd
Contact Information: Instagram, @pho7anh
Business Specialty: Pho noodle soup
Turlock will soon be home to its first Vietnamese and Thai cuisine restaurant, Pho7anh.
Brock Chanthaaone, owner of Pho7anh, anticipates a soft opening of the restaurant at the end of February and the grand opening is set for March.
“People drive miles and miles away to get pho… to Modesto, Merced or even San Jose to get their bowl of soup,” he said. “With this location in Turlock, they’ll be able to experience it right in their hometown.
Pho7anh will serve rice plates, stir fry noodles, chow mein, fried rice, chicken wings, Korean BBQ, spring rolls, egg rolls, teriyaki chicken bowls and Thai food as well including, tum yum soup, angel wings and much more.
“I focus on the Thai part and my friends are more of the Vietnamese side of the restaurant,” said Chanthaaone.
Chanthaaone believes that fusing together the Thai and Vietnamese food will be popular in the Turlock area.
“They will enjoy the pho noodle soup and boba drinks, too,” he said. “That will be different and stand out because there are no boba drinks around this area and the college students will love them.”
Boba, Chanthaaone describes, is a dessert drink that has pearls (often tapioca balls or fruit jellies) in them. Pho7anh will feature boba flavors such as strawberry, raspberry, avocado, and coconut, to name a few.
Lam Nguyen and Thanh Tram will be the head chefs at the restaurant and they will make all the food from scratch, nothing will be bought frozen. They have trained with Michael Midgley, a former Top Chef contestant and a winner on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,” and are ready to bring their experience to Pho7anh.
“It’s comfort food and healthy food all at the same time,” said Chanthaaone. “It’s something new to the city and people will be able to experience these different cultures.”
Pho7anh will stand apart from other Vietnamese restaurants because Chanthaaone plans to put a modern twist on the restaurant.
“There will be TVs, a bar, and just a more modern look and feel to it,” he said. “It will be upbeat, classy and different… more like a bistro style restaurant.”
There will be eight different beers on tap, including local favorites from Dust Bowl and Sandude.
“This will really be a local spot,” said Chanthaaone. “It’s about the community, that’s how it all started.”