It’s been a year since Pho Tam Vietnamese Restaurant in Garapan opened its doors to serve the island community with delicious pho and other traditional Vietnamese dishes.
To celebrate its first anniversary on Friday, Pho Tam Vietnamese restaurant is now serving more variations of pho, a Vietnamese soup made with rice noodles, a flavorful broth, and different types of meat such as rare steak, short ribs, brisket and tendons.
Owned by Le Cordon Bleu Richer Ta-graduated culinary artist, Pho Tam also has other traditional Vietnamese dishes such as spring roll, specialty shrimp roll and vegetables served with peanut dipping sauce.
Located on Rosa Street across from Kristo Rai Church, Pho Tam opened July 8, 2021 and initially offered four soup options that included the Pho Tam Special and Spicy Pho, said Josef Solmarin, the restaurant’s manager.
This noodle soup is so special that it takes 24 hours to prepare the bone broth base. Solmarin said that each soup is prepared in a special way.
Bon rio or seafood soup, for example, is made with basic Pho Tam broth flavored with a creamy mixture of tomatoes, chopped crab fillets, fish sauce and spices.
For the Pho Tam Special Pho, the chef and highly trained kitchen staff should prepare a rich 24-hour bone broth with fish sauce, rock sugar and house-mix seasoning, Solmarin said.
Seafood and wonton noodle soup are now available at Pho Tam.
“We’ve had great feedback on the new soup,” Solmarin said. “But customers always come back for our originals, like pho and spicy pho.”
He said their guests love the soup and keep coming back because “you can really savor the time, love, and consistency in every dish.”
He added, “There are no shortcuts here, you will definitely taste the difference and we will never disappoint our customers.”
Today, Pho Tam’s many options include crab noodle soup and wonton noodle soup with pork roast. For most of these soups, Pho Tam uses egg noodles, instead of traditional rice noodles.
On the first anniversary of its promotion, Pho Tam offers guests the chance to purchase one Pho and get another one at half price. Options include Pho Tam Special, Pho spicy, brisket, rare steak, rare steak with brisket, rare steak with meatballs, rare steak with tendon, rare steak with beef rib and rare steak with short ribs.
Pho Tam has also extended its happy hour, which is now from 2pm to 6pm, during which guests can enjoy non-alcoholic cocktails, Virgin Mojitos, Pine Lime Juice, Strawberry Basil Lime Soda, Fresh Lemonade, and a 4 Seasons Chiller.
Customers can also enjoy Pho Tam signature drinks: Paloma, Blue Coast Lemon Grass Mojito, and Lemon Grass Mule, along with four different combinations of happy appetizer dishes:
Group A – chicken wings, crab, eggroll and crunchy wonton;
Group B – chicken wings, egg rolls, crispy wonton and shrimp rolls;
Group C – crablets, calamari, crispy wonton; And the,
Group D – Crispy wonton and egg roll.
If you order one happy hour appetizer, you can also get one portion of fries for free.
On behalf of the Pho Tam Vietnamese Cuisine family, Solmarin would like to thank everyone for their continued patronage.
“We wouldn’t be here today if not for the support of our loyal customers and business partners, our sellers. And of course, to the Pho Tam crew, the team, for their dedication and hard work,”
Pho Tam Vietnamese restaurant is open from 11 am to 9 pm, Monday through Sunday. They are served through Easy Eats.
Pho Tam accepts reservations for any events or parties. It also has a private room (with karaoke) available for 15 people.
For reservations, call Pho Tam at (670) 233-7878 or (670) 286-8787.
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