Sunday, April 03, 2005

Sing Ho for the Taste of Pho

I've become addicted to Pho, which is Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Lucky for me, Houston abounds in Vietnamese restaurants, from the upscale to the hole in the wall so it's easy to get a Pho fix. There are even Pho shops, serving nothing but Pho.

After enjoying the robust beef broth with crunchy beans sprouts, tender cooked beef and a hint of fish sauce the standard American Chinese Won-Ton soups tastes like lukewarm dishwater.

Sing Ho for the Taste of Pho!

9 comments:

Julie said...

Weird. There's no place to leave a comment about your Book MeMe post. Thanks (I guess) for tossing me the stick, Guusje. I will post my answers in a day or two, after I've recovered from this huge long thing I just posted about home birth. In the meantime, I'm pondering the meaning of the first question. I read Fahrenheit 451 years ago, and the main thing I remember is that the title refers to the temperature at which paper burns. The story is all about censorship, and "firemen" whose job it is not to put out fires, but to burn books. But this doesn't help me understand the meme question. Is it asking what book would you want to burn??? Off the top of my head I can think of one: the most revolting children's book I've ever seen -- Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Come to think of it, I'd also toss onto the pyre all of the Curious George books. Oh! And a repulsive little board book called Ducky's Seasons. Heh heh, this is gonna be fun!

Library Lady said...

We have lots of Vietnamese restaurants in our area and Alan likes to take the girls there for a cheap dinner. One huge bowl makes a meal for the three of them!
What I dream of when I think Vietnamese food though is the wonderful soft shell crab they have in the summer. And cafe da--iced coffee which is so rich it's like an ice cream soda, and SO potent I can't drink more than 1/4 to 1/2 of my glass. Starbucks has nothing as delicious!

callieischatty said...

I love ethnic food! yum!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Vietnamese. Pho is such a great food. We ate them mostly in breakfast and lunch.

Chiem . http://concrete-soul.org

KarbonKountyMoos said...

It looks & sounds wonderful! I might be able to find some in Billings - 60 miles away..

Robin said...

Pho is such a great thing to write about! I think once I stumbled upon a group blog about pho. Wow!

Lady in R3d said...

Love ethnic food. Never had Pho. It looks delish!
Lady in R3D ~~8^)

Joan said...

Just for your "Sing Ho..." Pooh reference, you have found a new eager reader. I look forward to catching up on your writing.

Janet said...

My friend recently introduced me to pho. I LOVE soup so I was surprised I hadnt tried it sooner. Now if only I could find a pho place closer to my home..:(