I never realized just how many RA’s there were on campus until each and every one of them made a b-line for the Ui-Cha! Pho table when they came to the UC game room during their orientation. We served beef pho, chicken pho, and vegetarian pho in small sample bowls, along with cha gio (egg rolls) and Vietnamese iced coffee. It was clear the coffee was a hit, we went through two gallons of it in less than an hour! To keep things moving quickly with the coffee, one person had to scoop the ice, one poured, and one assembled the lids.
With all the amazing aromas of egg rolls and pho broth it was hard not to jump out from behind the table and get in line myself!
Everyone really seemed to love the food; when I asked people if they liked it no one gave me a simple yes, they all said, “Yes it was great!” Or, “Yeah I loved it!” Some people even came back for seconds which was impressive because they had all eaten dinner at the Food Zoo before coming to the Game Room.
Overall the RA’s reactions and responses to the food was just what we had hoped for if not better. I am confident we will have returning customers and hopefully new referrals to Ui-Cha! Pho in the Food Court!
Here’s a video of the event produced by Julia.