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Pho Sho


This past week I went to a restaurant in Chinatown DC called Pho, it serves authentic Vietnamese food. My dish called the Bun Bo Nuong (grilled beef on rice vermicelli) was amazing. My dish was so good that I thought about it at 4:45am the next morning when I was awake (not intentionally). My dish was so good I talked a different co-worker into going with me the next day! (tacky maybe, but I don’t care). I think my expectations were too high because the next day the food was great, but the first day was life changing.

(that clear sauce at the top right is sinfully delicious)

In an unrelated event, my hubby just bought some wonton wrappers. I am now inspired  to try to use them in a dish this weekend if  I have the time. (I have a half decorated tree to attend to, a list to Santa to help write, and perhaps a trip to see Santa (I know my daughter will be scared of him, but she talks about him as though they are BFFs)).

Ok back to the food. I have visions of stealing the recipes from this restaurant, perhaps just the broth and freezing it–heck who am I kidding, I just want to grab the chef and keep her/him at my house to cook –the food was just that good!

I really wanted to try the soup, but the beef dish was so good I couldn’t switch on my second visit. When I go back next week (because I most certainly will, it’s a matter of how many times…) I promised myself I’ll try the Pho Chin or beef noodle soup .(below)

Pho Chi'n Nam Ve Don at Caravelle-Pho 79 Restaurant

I am soo hungry now.

Enjoy the weekend!

A. Genise

2 thoughts on “Pho Sho

  1. I used to work for a car detail shop owned by a cool Vietnamese man and the shop was in the Vietnamese community of Oakland Ca. We were surrounded by Pho restaurants and so I’d buy their delish barbecue and salad meals. These restaurants were more hole in the wall, rather than fancy, but the food was pretty good.
    My introduction to Vietnamese food was their version of BBQ sandwiches. Beautifully counterbalanced with grilled chicken or pork, pickled veggies with a sweet and sour taste and cilantro herbs sprinkled throughout! They were so delicious!!
    But what was very interesting to me was learning that Vietnamese people completely LOVE African American barbecue! One day my boss went to the Everett and Jones (our top BBQ restaurant) and bought a huge spread of the works for all the employees. I slickly watched as the boss licked the chicken bones, his fingers and his plate as he devoured that BBQ!! 🙂

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