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My new Love affair with Pho
« on: February 09, 2013, 02:22:19 PM »
Damn we have this little restaurant and I cannot get enuff
of the Pho Ga....The man has taken a shine to us and is willing
to help me make some.  I looked on the www and found many
recipies (Euge says good pho a closely guarded secret) but none
seem to match what the proprietor says he makes his from.

Now to find some huge beef marrow bones and vietnamese cinnamon
thinking I am goin to sub some amber belgian candy for "rock sugar"
....ahhhhh
my new comfort food!
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Pho Ga in the photo here...mmmmm
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 02:35:27 PM »
Pho is kinda like angel food cake. It's basically like 5 ingredients, the trick is how you make it. I talked to one Vietnamese lady who said she used 13 ingredients, but said 8 were secret.

I have heard that the yellow rock sugar they use is pretty important. I don't think the belgian candy sugar will give the same flavor.
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 11:11:49 PM »
I love pho.  My kids love pho.  Pho is wonderful :)
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 11:59:19 PM »
I love pho.  My kids love pho.  Pho is wonderful :)

Pho is soup of the gods, period.
I've has some damned good results following the info given here:
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 12:02:11 AM »
I know I live in Southern California and I know that here menudo is supposed to be the king high of hangover foods. (Personally I prefer machaca con huevos.)

But damned if pho doesn't beat the pants off menudo for curing you of everything wrong. Personally, I tend to go for the #1 pho, which seems to be in every restaurant the pho that contains all the weird s*** you don't want to know about!
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 09:31:25 AM »
You really don't want to make Pho at home. I have, it is a PITA and you end up with soup. Pho Tai is my favorite.

If you're ever in Richmond, VA this is a great place to go, the Pho is cheap and the beer is phenomenal.
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 12:05:35 PM »
I like slow-cooked pho barbecue!   ;)
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 11:05:05 PM »
Must Resist PHO   :o
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 05:04:05 AM »
I know I live in Southern California and I know that here menudo is supposed to be the king high of hangover foods. (Personally I prefer machaca con huevos.)

But damned if pho doesn't beat the pants off menudo for curing you of everything wrong. Personally, I tend to go for the #1 pho, which seems to be in every restaurant the pho that contains all the weird s*** you don't want to know about!

Hangover + Pho + nap = Good to Go

Always struggled pairing a beverage with Pho. Any suggestions? Kinda thought Brooklyn's Local 1 might be a decent pick.

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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 06:59:04 AM »
There is a restaurant in Davis called the Pho King.  ;D
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 08:29:59 AM »
There is a restaurant in Davis called the Pho King.  ;D
Gotta Like that and you should go to the Pho King restaurant and report back !!  ;D
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 08:46:53 AM »
There is a restaurant in Davis called the Pho King.  ;D
Gotta Like that and you should go to the Pho King restaurant and report back !!  ;D

I'm sure it's Pho King good! ;)  Sorry, I'll stop now.
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 09:21:22 AM »
There is a restaurant in Davis called the Pho King.  ;D
Gotta Like that and you should go to the Pho King restaurant and report back !!  ;D

I'm sure it's Pho King good! ;)  Sorry, I'll stop now.

We've done this before.  The line at the restaurant would be a Pho queue.
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 10:14:05 AM »
There is a restaurant in Davis called the Pho King.  ;D
Gotta Like that and you should go to the Pho King restaurant and report back !!  ;D

I'm sure it's Pho King good! ;)  Sorry, I'll stop now.

We've done this before.  The line at the restaurant would be a Pho queue.
Yeah, it's a chain AFAIK, there's one in Tacoma.  Try the Pho King Chicken.
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Re: My new Love affair with Pho
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 02:34:09 PM »
There was a Pinche Pollo restaurant in Austin at one time. ;D For those unfamiliar with espanol- that could easily mean something along the lines of "f*cking worthless stingy chicken"!

Dave I'll send you some of the pho spice packs from the LAS but be prepared to make a lot of it. But IMO pho broth freezes well so you can portion it out and add noodles etc after reheating. Perfect for any time of the day.

I'm kinda a rare-beef, bible-tripe and soft tendon pho lover. Lots of bean sprouts, basil and cilantro. Squeeze of lime or lemon. Otherwise I don't adulterate the broth with ubiquitous sriracha or hoisin sauce- thats for the noodles and meat! Pho doesn't get much better than that and if it were possible I'd probably eat it 2-3 times a week.

The best place in San Antonio is Pho Cong Ly.
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