Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pho!!!!!!!!!!!!! (pronounced fa!)

Good afternoon! I guess I will just get right into it. Last night was kind of not a good night. But unlike before, I was able to recover. This morning I still was sad/angry but after going to my doctor's appointment...I felt much better. This would not have happed a month ago. Usually I would get into these modes where I would be sad for days on end over one thing. Thankfully, with a few tears shed, a long talk with my mom, and some prayer, I was able to turn my day around. Very pleased about this.

Something neat.....my doctor said that I was at one of the fastest rates she's seen of recovery. This meant a lot to me. She said, which I agree with, that I seem to have a great environment to get well....I have a counselor and a wonderful mother to help and support me. She was so right. I realize how much I take this for granted. Having my mom supportive of me is a huge blessing. She has helped me so much. Along with my counselor. And most importantly I have God to help me.

Have any of you ever had Pho before??? If you haven't, you should find a Pho place to eat soon. Pho is defined by wiki as, "Vietnamese noodle soup, usually served with beef (pho bo) or chicken (pho ga).] The soup includes noodles made from rice and is often served with, basillimebean sprouts, and peppers that are added to the soup by the consumer." Mmmmm it is so good. Here is a picture from wiki of the traditional Pho.

Look at how huge!
When my mom and 2 of my sisters went to San Diego a while a go.....we found this Vietnamese restaurant and we ate Pho. Well we didn't know that is what we had eaten. WE LOVED IT! But it was all the way over in San Diego......so we have wanted to go back to get some. Little did we know.....we had had Pho. Well my dad has loved this Vietnamese place called Pho Saigon. So he invited myself, my mom, and 2 sisters to come and eat at this place. Well....I ended up ordering the shrimp pho which was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!.My dad insisted that I got the large size of the pho.....just 75 cents more that the medium. So I ordered a large. Let me tell you something. This was not large. This was super-mega-monstor-huge-can't eat if forced to-size! It was huge!

It was amazing to say the least. I had to add some hot sauce and I added tons of the basil/asian cilantro/ been sprouts/lemon juice all mixed in!
They give you a plate of herbs and sprouts to top your  pho with. MMMM! (phone pic...terrible quality)

The flavor of the broth. YUM! I am a broth girl! What the heck does that mean, you ask? It means I would rather have more broth than all the other stuff in soup. I love broth. This broth....I can't even describe the flavor....I can't compare it to anything. You have to try Pho. This place was packed out and had a line out the door. I will be going quite often (I still have leftovers!!! YAY!)

I did something kind of scary too....I ate a crab cheese wonton. Deep fried cheesy, crabby goodness. Loved it! The dipping sauce....ahhh. I could have drank it. It was really sweet and tasted like ginger on steroids. MY FAVORITE! :D 

Yes. The sauce was really that orange. SCARY but YUMMY!

It was really fun! And I found my new favorite place to eat! YAY! I even found a blog dedicated to Pho lovers http://www.lovingpho.com/! :D 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23


Anonymous said...

If you're ever in San Diego again, we should meet for a recovery lunch. I'd love to find more people to talk about this stuff with!

Lisa said...

OH My goooosh . I love pho. and it's not just because i'm asian haha. I totally agree with you- Pho is AHHHH-MAZING.

also- congrats on the recovery comment...i can't seem to stop bouncing back and forth...