Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6 - Phở, Deliciousness in a Bowl

OMG! Where has this wonderful bowl of deliciousness been living?

Pronounced more like 'fah' I recently was turned on to this satisfying bowl of nourishment that evolved in Northern Vietnam only about a 100 years ago. The menus list assorted combinations of meat and animal-part goodness that are added, sometimes in their raw form to a piping hot, well-seasoned beef broth. Spices like star anise and cinnamon and veg including onion are included as well. Rice noodles are also a staple in the bowl.

The real key is the side plate of garnish (that is, even more fun ingredients to add to make your bowl of Phở all yours).

These include green chilies, red chilies, bean sprouts, cilantro, Thai Basil, lime and the condiments; fish sauce, Sriracha (hot red chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, salt, sugar), hoisin

All of this love in one large meal-sized bowl will set you back about $6 or $7. You must try this. Find some in your area... NOW!

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