Delicious, That’s Pho Sure

It was ungodly cold here today, at least in my opinion. Furthermore, the cold and flu have been very aggressive. For me the cold + cold & flu = we stay in a LOT. In fact, even if it was warmer and the flu wasn’t wide-spread, we would still probably stay in for meals. It is expensive to go out and twice as difficult to go out with a toddler in tow. This has never stopped hubby and me from ensuring we widen our horizons with ethnic fare. The only dishes we abstain from cooking at home are sushi — everything else is fair game in our household. To date, we’ve made pho, carnitas, tacos, spring rolls, dumplings, mole and lots more.

This weekend, I craved Pho. It is a common, peasant food often enjoyed by families at home, but making it takes time. It took about 4 hours of inactive time and about 1 hour of active prep. Not only was it absolutely delicious, it filled our home with the most aromatic scent of star anise and cinnamon.

Charred onion and ginger, cinnamon, star anice, bay leaf and cloves
Charred onion and ginger, cinnamon, star anice, bay leaf and cloves – Broth Spices
The meat that cooks in your bowl once the soup is assembled
The meat that cooks in your bowl once the soup is assembled
Onion, jalapeño, mint, basil and mung beans
Garnishes — onion, jalapeño, mint, basil, cilantro and mung beans

… and now … drumroll…

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Pho assembled
Pho

4 Comments

  1. Dana said:

    Ah ah ah, we l-l-l-love this soup here!!!! Thanks for reminding, this is in my soon-to-make list!
    And how familiar about sushi, this is the only dish that we’re buying out…

    February 3, 2013
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    • Nadya said:

      Do you give the kids sushi?

      February 4, 2013
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      • Dana said:

        We buy non-raw recently, for us too… I ate those in pregnancy too.

        February 6, 2013
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      • Dana said:

        Forgot to mention that our little guy is a big fan, but the lady just nibbles on rice occasionally. No big deal.

        February 6, 2013
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