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Entry from January 29, 2016
Phorrito (pho + burrito)

"Phorrito” (pho + burrito) is a food combination that has been written about on Twitter since 2009. Komodo os Los Angeles tweeted on October 26, 2014, “You believe your tastebuds, cheferwin created #Phorrito // Thinly sliced rib eye, Fresh lime juice.” The product was introduced in November 2014.

Laist described the “phorrito” dish on November 10, 2014:

“Komodo’s sous chef Jonar Arboleda tells LAist that they use thinly-sliced Angus beef and flavor that with the spices you’d find in pho broth—minus the broth. So, imagine spices like cinnamon and cardamon coating the beef. It’s accompanied by lime juice, blanched bean sprouts, slices of jalapeno and onions, Thai basil, cilantro, hoisin sauce, Sriracha—and yes, cooked rice noodles.”


Wikipedia" Pho
Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/; Vietnamese: [fəː˧˩˧]) is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily served with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. Southern Vietnamese eat it for breakfast and occasionally lunch, whereas those from northern Vietnam consume it at any time of day.

Twitter
The Brian
‏@TheBrianRedondo
@kiwizzo burrito or pho?  i think u just need a PHORRITO.  did i just come up with the next kogi truck? i think i did.  you’re welcome world
3:36 PM - 12 Jun 2009

Twitter
Adam McNamara
‏@adammcnamara
Someone needs to find a way to combine pho and burritos in the next 20 minutes. #phorrito
8:35 PM - 10 Sep 2011

Twitter
Ben Bowlin
‏@BenBowlinHSW
I feel like, once I’m over some technical hurdles, this phorrito idea is going to change the world. #vietnamexicancuisine #thefutureisnow
1:39 PM - 4 Oct 2013

Twitter
komodo
‏@komodofood
You believe your tastebuds, cheferwin created #Phorrito // Thinly sliced rib eye, Fresh lime juice,… http://instagram.com/p/uoWFKdKe5-/
4:46 PM - 26 Oct 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Twitter
komodo
‏@komodofood
Pho in a burrito! Yes, it does exist. Phorrito by Komodo, one of our new specials for this season. Have you tried… http://fb.me/3py6qxATz
3:53 PM - 9 Nov 2014

Laist
Taste Test: We Tried The Pho Burrito
BY JEAN TRINH IN FOOD ON NOV 10, 2014 5:00 PM
(...)
Komodo’s sous chef Jonar Arboleda tells LAist that they use thinly-sliced Angus beef and flavor that with the spices you’d find in pho broth—minus the broth. So, imagine spices like cinnamon and cardamon coating the beef. It’s accompanied by lime juice, blanched bean sprouts, slices of jalapeno and onions, Thai basil, cilantro, hoisin sauce, Sriracha—and yes, cooked rice noodles.

The brisket is flavorful, and the cut and texture of the meat reminds us of something we would find in a carne asada burrito. It’s familiar in that sense, but it’s unique to get to taste pho flavors marinating slices of beef. The rice noodles are a surprisingly nice alternative to regular rice (and aren’t mushy at all like we imagined it could be), and the texture of the bean sprouts adds a good crunch. This is a spicy burrito (so you might want to pick out a jalapeno slice or two if it doesn’t suit you).

Foodbeast
What’s Pho Stuffed into a Burrito Called? A Phoritto, of Course
Food News 11/14/2014
PETER PHAM
(...)
Komodo invited us to come out and try their new phở burrito, fittingly titled the Phởrrito, at one of their brick-and-mortar locations. Made with thinly-sliced rib-eye steak, bean sprouts, cilantro, onions, Thai basil, jalapeño, lime juice and phở noodles, the burrito is wrapped with a large flour tortilla and served with sriracha and hoisin sauce.

What surprised us most about the Phởrrito is how much it actually tastes like a bowl of phở, the popular Vietnamese noodle soup that inspired this creation. Obviously it’s missing the key factor of broth, but then you’d get nothing more than a soggy burrito. Perhaps a phở broth-based au jus might be a possibility in the future? In the meantime, we’re more than happy chowing down on this beauty.

Cambio
The Pho Burrito Is the Newest Food Trend You Need to Try
Kaitlin Reilly
Nov 10, 2015 6:19pm
(...)
Komodo, which has two locations in Los Angeles, is the brains behind this delicious operation. The phorrito has things that belong in both pho and in a traditional burrito, and yet customers insist it works as well as peanut butter and jelly. Order the phorrito and you’ll enjoy a tortilla stuffed with thinly-sliced rib-eye steak, bean sprouts, cilantro, onions, Thai basil, jalapeño, lime juice and, most importantly, pho noodles. Check out the beauty in action:

Posted by Barry Popik
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