Good news, Downbeach foodies. Two women who ran a popular Pittsburgh, PA Vietnamese restaurant have returned to South Jersey and are opening their new eatery in Ventnor.

Two Sisters Making Pho is expected to open in early 2024 at 7317 Ventnor Avenue, in the location of the recently closed Dim Sum Ventnor.

The two sisters making up the name of this new Vietnamese restaurant are coming back to us after running a successful restaurant in Pittsburgh for the past four years.

Trinh Phan and Trang Somphomaphakdy left Atlantic City some years ago to join their nieces running a restaurant in the Pittsburgh area.

The siblings opened Two Sisters Vietnamese in 2019 and the restaurant soon became a trendy place in the Pittsburgh area to enjoy authentic traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

But the women missed their family in South Jersey and decided at the end of 2022 to close the Pittsburgh restaurant and return to South Jersey to be closer to loved ones.

Pittsburgh's loss is our gain.

Based on their Pittsburgh restaurant's menu, you can expect to find well-made, old-school Vietnamese dishes with a focus on pho, the popular Vietnamese noodle soup.

Pho is made with rice noodles, onion, scallions cilantro, a protein, and veggies. In their previous restaurant, Two Sisters offered four types of pho: beef, chicken, seafood, and vegan.

Other popular menu items at the Pittsburgh Two Sisters restaurant included:

-  Bún bò Huế, a Vietnamese rice noodle dish with sliced beef or pork

- Bò lúc lắc or shaking beef, with cubes of beef marinated and wok-fried in a shaking motion and dressed with soy sauce and butter

- Fish sauce wings, with the sweet, salty, and sour flavors of Vietnamese cooking added to chicken wings. The word is they are delicious.


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