"Bowl of Pho" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Bowl of Pho” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This evening we went out for dinner to a nearby Phở restaurant. I ordered the beef brisket phở which was so yummy! The broth was pretty tasty, and that was even before I added the basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, lime, and jalapeños. A touch of Hoisin and hot chili sauce and it was perfect!

When I was growing up, I never had phở. I had eaten lots of instant ramen growing up, and then enjoyed real restaurant ramen in my 20s. I even had a lot of Chinese noodle soups when I lived in Monterey Park. So yummy! Then I moved to Japan and was in ramen heaven. But still, I hadn’t had pho. In fact, I didn’t even know what phở was until we moved to Austin.

The first time I tried it, I didn’t like it. I thought it was bland and not satisfying at all. But after a couple of years, I came to enjoy Vietnamese noodles, especially egg noodle soup dishes. But now, I enjoy a bowl of beef phở most of all. It’s so hearty and warm, and of course, I like it spicy so the jalapeños are essential for me. A stinging tongue is what I love! 🔥

I think that ramen is still my go-to, but phở is a close second on my list of noodle dishes. 😅

I hope you had a nice day!


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