Tag Archives: beef soup

Phở Bò Beef Noodle Soup – 365 of 365

Phở.  Yes, phở.  Phở is our final stop on this diverse food journey.  What’s that?  You were expecting something a little more exotic like marinated pig bladder or five flavors chicken tongue for the grand finale?  Actually I am not even sure if those are edible parts of our barnyard friends, but I am going […]

Airport Faux-Phở – 195 of 365

Let me preface this by saying that I realize a domestic airport terminal in Vietnam is not the sort of launching pad where one embarks on some amazing culinary odyssey.  The selections are geared for the most local of locals and in Vietnam this is normally a good thing.  As a friend and I waited […]

Bò Kho Beef Stew – 163 of 365

Asking for one bò kho at an unnamed street food joint in Binh Thanh District at 15 Nguyen Van Lac Street only ordered mass confusion as no one seemed to know what I wanted.  So I pointed to it by name on a sign and all of a sudden choruses of “Aaahhh bò kho. Bò kho.  […]

Faux Phở in America – 120 of 365

Forgive me food gods, wherever you are, for I have sinned.  Yes, generations of cooks trained in the classical traditions of Vietnamese cuisine are now spinning in their graves.  What did I do that is so bad you ask?  I am embarrassed to even come clean about this, but let me add the caveat this […]

Typhoon Pakhar Ramen Noodles – 109 of 365

Typhoon Pakhar blew through and in its most disruptive wake left behind an interesting meal my chopsticks might have otherwise given a pass.  Actually I take that back…under normal circumstances I’d have never touched this mess.   Well, perhaps were I a starving college kid on a budget cheaper than even Taco Bell, maybe I would […]