Phee Phi Pho Phum

Our #4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, introduced us to pho, and Charlie and I both love it. Surprisingly, there is no Vietnamese restaurant in our little town, so I decided to make some myself. Pho, I mean, not a Vietnamese restaurant.

I started with a pho soup base.

Added a little hoisin sauce. As it turns out, that was a mistake; Charlie thought it made the soup too sweet.

Here was the result.

So, to the broth, I added softened rice noodles, mushrooms, cabbage, bean sprouts, green onions, water chestnuts, and carrots and asparagus “noodles” made with a vegetable peeler. Of course, I added Sriracha sauce to my bowl, because Sriracha sauce.

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about cinnamon soup Charlie made. Pretty good, actually.

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Write about something — or someone — surprisingly sweet.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Phee Phi Pho Phum

  1. Audra L.

    April 3, 2018 at 12:56pm

    We’ve got a couple of places down here with a decent pho game. Our local Thai restaurant does a Pho-nomenal job. If you ever wander through Chattanooga, we’ll take you around there our treat.

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      Marian Allen

      April 4, 2018 at 7:45am

      That sounds like a good deal! There used to be a great Vietnamese/Korean restaurant in Salem, Indiana, of all places. That’s where I had my first and (so far) best pho. But, alas, the owner retired and the place closed.
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