Pho Sizzle brings Vietnamese cuisine to waterfront

By Daniel Dunkle | May 08, 2014
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Tom Pham prepares fresh Vietnamese cuisine at Pho Sizzle in Rockland's Buoy Park.

Rockland — Tired of the traffic and looking to simplify his life, Tom Pham left Tampa, Fla. where he worked as a project manager for MetLife, and moved to Rockland.

Now he is serving fresh Vietnamese cuisine including pho soup and pork belly sandwiches out of a lunch wagon at Buoy Park. The business opened May 7.

Pham said he moved to the city about two months ago. His business is called Pho Sizzle and is his first venture outside of corporate America.

On May 7, he was busy working an oven and a grill for his first day. He said he will likely hire someone to help since it is hard to juggle food preparation and selling out front at the same time.

The menu choices change daily, posted on a board at the lunch stand and on the Pho Sizzle Facebook page. Pham said the dishes are all homemade. Offerings include vermicelli with shrimp, beef, and/or egg rolls and homemade sauce; banh mi sandwich in shrimp or pork belly; and pho soup and spicy beef noodle soup with a choice of vegetables and herbs (Thai basil, cucumbers, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, etc).

Pho Sizzle is open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

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Courier Publications News Director Daniel Dunkle can be reached at or 594-4401 ext. 122.

A new food stand has opened at Buoy Park in Rockland. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Comments (5)
Posted by: Dennis Grannis-Phoenix | May 10, 2014 16:56

Cash only!

Posted by: Brian Rockett | May 09, 2014 07:19

Just what this town needs. The real deal !!

Good Luck

Posted by: Susan Sinclair | May 09, 2014 05:28

This is great, but could we please please get an Indian restaurant in the area?!

Posted by: Bill Boynton | May 08, 2014 23:23

WOHOO,  cannot wait to indulge!

Posted by: David E Myslabodski | May 08, 2014 21:43

Hi T P,


Welcome to Rockland and Good Luck!!!

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