Liu Xio, left, will open Pho Lover — a restaurant that includes Vietnamese delicacies and bubble teas — at 1349 N. Henderson St. Galesburg native Gabriel Quarterman, ideal, will help run the restaurant. (JAY REDFERN/WGIL)

Fans of pho, meet up with Pho Lover. A new cafe specializing in Vietnamese delicacies — together with pho soups, Banh Mi and bubble tea — plans to open up shortly in the former NY Sushi area at North Henderson and Sanborn streets.

Liu and Jessica Xio, who personal and work a number of restaurants in Chicago and Wisconsin, will operate Pho Lover at 1349 N. Henderson St. Galesburg indigenous Gabriel Quarterman will assist operate the cafe.

Quarterman said Pho Lover will specialize in its namesake — pho soup. Pronounced “fuh,” pho is Vietnamese noodle soup with meat of your alternative, topped with onion and cilantro in a rich beef inventory with clean rice noodles.

“I think Galesburg will like it,” explained Quarterman, who a short while ago labored as a prepare dinner at a pho restaurant in Oregon. “People really like to try unique lifestyle food items. The pho soup will be our most common product. But I think our teas will be seriously preferred, much too.”

Pho Lover, a new restaurant coming to Galesburg, will feature a range of Vietnamese delicacies like pho, banh mi and bubble teas. (Submitted by Pho Lover cafe)

In addition to pho, Pho Lover will serve Vietnamese sandwiches called banh mi (pronounced “bun me”), along with appetizers such as spring roll, egg rolls, rooster on a stick and rooster wings. They will also give vegan alternatives.

Pho Lover will not provide alcoholic beverages, but will characteristic a huge wide variety of specialty beverages, including bubble tea. Also acknowledged as boba milk tea, bubble tea is a cold, frothy consume created with a tea foundation shaken with flavors, sweeteners and/or milk with tapioca pearls at the base of the drink. Pho Lover also will serve smoothies.

After the longtime household of the well known Previous Peking cafe, Quarterman states Pho Lover will make enhancements to the building’s interior and exterior, including all new kitchen area equipment.

Pho Lover will be open up 7 times a week, and anticipates opening by late February or early March.

Quarterman reported, “The reception has been amazing since we announced we had been opening. The neighborhood has been great. It is been so cool. A great deal of persons expressing they are searching ahead to making an attempt us.”

Liu owns several places to eat in the Chicago area, which include Sushi Lover, and Pho Noodle Station & Bubble Tea in Downers Grove.

Pho Lover will soon launch a site and Facebook site.

By Taba