Man, the cold has hit me like a ton of bricks........ I've even mentioning adopting another pup to the Missus since we've definitely had a couple of three dog nights and we're one mutt short! I'm usually not so wimpy. I'm not sure if I became used to the 80 degree plus weather on Oahu over ten short days, but walking out of the airport to temps in the high forties stopped me dead. Geeez, what a wimp......
So of course I've been craving soup, and Pho' obviously comes to mind.
I was quite surprised when the Missus, being not much of a Pho-natic requested a bowl of Pho. We headed up to Pho Lucky.
I ordered a bowl with just tendon, brisket, and flank. The broth was on the dark side but very soothing and not too salty. Nice mild anise and onion tones. Noodles could have used less cooking time but I wasn't complaining. To my surprise (and to the really funny Server's) the Missus ordered a large Dac Biet (Special) and plowed through most of it (left the rare steak).
Timing as they say, is everything.
9326 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
Pho Hiep and Grill - Linda Vista:
Deciding that a Pho double dip might be just the thing, the next day I headed to Pho Hiep and Grill.
I grabbed a large bowl of Flank-Brisket-Tendon-Tripe. The protein items were pretty good, especially the usually tough flank cuts. The broth left something to be desired; the anise flavor was much too strong and it was salty as heck.
Can't win 'em all I guess.
Pho Hiep & Grill
6947 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
So what have you been consuming to stay warm?
"You can raise your arm, you can wiggle your hand
And you can wave goodbye to the frozen man"
The Frozen Man - James Taylor