one of my favorite dishes to eat in the winter - besides meatloaf - is pho. if you aren't familiar with pho, it's a vietnamese noodle soup usually served with beef or chicken. i always go for beef. the soup includes noodles made from rice, and often served with vietnamese basil, mint, lime, onion, and bean sprouts.
northern va/dc is covered with pho restaurants. when i first moved here i had never heard of pho, nor had i ever tried vietnamese food. but the population here is quite grand and you can find a restaurant almost on every corner. it wasn't long before i stumbled into one.
this past sunday boyfriend and i were really craving some but didn't feel like putting on real clothes to walk across the street to our favorite restaurant (lazy, much?). so we decided to make our own. we were completely unsure with how it was going to turn out, but a short 25 minutes later and we were extremely pleased!!
have you ever tried making pho or other types of vietnamese food?
i'd love to hear about it!