Stock Rittenhouse, a restaurant in Philadelphia owned by chef Tyler Akin, is getting dragged online after netizens discovered a dish on the menu called Pho Fried Chicken Sandwich.
According to the description, the sandwich consists of “crispy chicken thigh with fish sauce caramel glaze, pho spices, cilantro root mayonnaise, spicy hoisin, black pepper, coriander pickled onions, and Thai basil.”
It would seem that the cultural outrage sparked by America’s “favorite” Caucasian pho chef, Tyler Akin, isn’t over yet — an old Instagram post allegedly has the white chef shaming the owner of a rival pho restaurant for buying pho powder.
According to The Love Life of an Asian Guy, an anonymous source sent him the following photo that was allegedly posted to the Philadelphia-based chef’s Instagram account. The now deleted post shows a picture of what appears to be a box of beef or chicken powder at the check out counter of a Vietnamese grocery store called Hung Voung Super Market. The powder is believed to be used as flavoring for the popular Vietnamese pho noodle soup.