Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fe....fi....Pho....fum....

I want some!

Pho that is....

W-A-A-A-H-H-H-H!!!

My niece, Adrie, is dating a young man whose mother is Vietnamese,

and he has introduced her to all this interesting food that is not normally found on the Italian dinner table.

Says my sister

Larry's mom made a huge batch of Vietna\ese egg rolls for our family and Mom and Dad. DELICIOUS! is all I can say

Adrie has been raving about how great Pho for some time now, and I have been curious about it.

While I was busy flying from Orange County to Denver to Dallas to Springfield, my honey was running around Springfield shopping for stuff.

When I finally got off the plane, footsore and very hungry, he says,

Guess what. I found! A Vietnamese restaurant! Would you like to eat there

You're doggone right I would. Absolutely. What was especially nice about that conversation was that we didn’t spend 45 minutes discussing all the different choices and the pros and cons... No paralysis by analysis...

We went. We ate. We loved it. I had my first taste of Pho. And it was soooo good.

That was about a month ago -- almost exactly a month ago. I was doing OK about wanting more.... until I got this e-mail from my sister yesterday.... Now I’ve got Pho on the brain...

Adrie took me out to Westminster to a little Vietnamese restaurant for Pho. She was so excited for me to try it. And I must say it was quite tasty... It was a real cultural experience, because we saw not one white person while dining there. All the people coming and going were Vietnamese, and the strip mall that we were at were little businesses that Vietnamese owned and operated. I felt like I was in another country.

They brought out a plate of bean sprouts, basil, chili peppers, some other leafy vegetables, and limes. The Pho was a flavorful chicken broth with green onions, cilantro, and noodles, and large chunks of white chicken meat. Adrie said what to do is to put the different sauces in the soup - chili, oily looking garlicy stuff, sweeter dark Hoisun or something, and the lime juice, plus the bamboo shoots and basil...

Yeah.... well I have something to say....

I WANT SOME!!!

Often when Richard goes to Springfield I stay home. I won’t be staying home next time he goes, that’s for sure....

5 comments:

Cloudia said...

Hawaii goes nuts for Pho!!
We love it....
aoha-

Comfort Spiral

Cloudia said...

I meant "Aloha" of course ;-]

Leilani Lee said...

Yes Cloudia.... I can see that would be the case in Hawaii. Asian faces in this part of the Missouri are few and far between, so we are years behind other areas when it comes to ethnic Asian food. It has only been in the last 4 years or so that markets selling Asian foods have appeared in Springfield

The Weaver of Grass said...

Vietnamese food - doesn't feature up here in UK I am afraid, but guess it sounds jolly tasty.

Lil Sis said...

Hi sis... Love that title - very clever, indeed... I'm ready for another bowl of pho