Week 1: Vietnamese Phở

Pho
This week’s dish.
Sandwich
Image from: http://tasteofphohouston.com/topho/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6
Image from: http://rasamalaysia.com/vietnamese-spring-rolls-cha-gio-recipe/
prok chops
Image from: http://mimitam.weebly.com/eastern-style/vietnamese-grilled-lemongrass-pork-chop-with-rice

Chao! This week I had the opportunity to try a Vietnamese noodle soup also known as Phở. The first time I ever had a bowl of Phở was when I heard about how much many people loved it, now I understand what the fuss was all about. This dish usually consists of linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, broth, herbs, onions, meat; restaurants usually provide lime, Thai basil, and bean sprouts in a small dish on the side to add to your desire. The broth itself contains so much flavour because it is prepared so carefully and you can taste all the herbs, which why it is the base of the dish. There is no need for the meats to be marinated and to add any sauces, but there are sauces available like hoisin sauce, fish sauce, sriracha sauce, and soy sauce. A bowl of Phở is warm, filling, and delicious.

Of course there are different types of Phở, but they are all made the same way but with different herbs, spices, and toppings. With many vegetables and nothing deep fried or fried, I would consider Phở be a pretty healthy meal to have as lunch or dinner. The soup is low in fat and is filled with key vitamins and mineral such as iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and calcium. Phở delivers about 24 grams of protein and 2 grams of dietary fibre. The nutrients help your digestive system to function normally and support strong bones and teeth. Phở is not only tasty, but also healthy.

Previously I have had other Vietnamese foods other than Phở, some that I enjoyed and some not as much. Today I would like to share my favourites that I recommend others to try. It is up to you whether you would like to cook the dish yourself or order it at a restaurant. The recipes are linked down below:

http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot.com/2007/01/cha-gio-vietnamese-springegg-rolls.html

http://www.chow.com/recipes/11211-pork-and-pate-vietnamese-sandwich-banh-mi

http://www.food.com/recipe/vietnamese-spiced-pork-chops-505539

Please feel free to comment down below what your favourite Vietnamese dish is, and what cultural food you would like me to try and review.

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