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.
Dan AntionApril 3, 2018 at 8:52am
That looks pretty good.
Marian AllenApril 4, 2018 at 7:43am
It was REALLY good! You could throw in some beef, chicken, tofu, or pork, if you wanted to. Me, I LOVE tofu, but I forgot I had some in the freezer.
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.
Marian AllenApril 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.