Wednesday, April 14, 2010
What the Pho??
Pho: A Vietnamese beef and noodle soup. The soup includes noodles made from rice and is often served with basil, lime, bean sprouts and peppers that are added to the soup by the consumer.
So, the other day I was having my nails done when the cute Vietnamese couple that owns the salon asked me which asian restaurants I like.
"I like the Pho at Cafe X," I replied.
Their noses wrinkled in disgust. "That's not real, you realize."
They went on to say, "We make the real thing every other week. Do you wanna come over and see how to do it?"
"like, to your house?" I asked.
They nodded and then gave me directions to the Vietnamese grocery store in Memphis where I am supposed to get the bone marrow (gross!) and beef tendons (double gross!) that I need to make it.
Although horrified by the ingredients (since I am an aspiring vegetarian), I did think this might be a fun summer project - to learn to make "real Pho."
So, that's my plan.
Anyone else have any fun, weird, summer goals?
P.S. I'll take pics when I learn how :)
Posted by Katie Anderson at 7:45 PM