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.