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Bao Chau

I have a new soup related love.

There’s this new place down the street that we go for our Pho nowadays, but they have this one type that just blows me away.

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Pho Central on Davie St

Rare Beef Pho

 

I know you’re probably sick of hearing about all this pho I eat, but it really is amazing. It’s the most wonderful comfort food on the planet. Warm, spicy, rich, beefy, but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy and full like other dinners.

We went down to Pho Central on Davie st. We have this problem of wandering up and down Davie or Robson trying to decide what to eat and just end up getting grumpy and hungrier.

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We’re in!

Gheh.

 

Okay.

 

That move was potentially disastrous, from almost not having a truck (TGFBrothers), to arriving to a less than clean suite. But we’ve made it, we’re in. Maybe 60% unpacked (we have to buy some furniture so some remains in boxes)

 

So be patient! I will make it up to you. I have the next week off, as the 10th is my bday, and who works on their birthday?

Crazies. Only crazies.

 

So I’ll have TONS of time to cook, bake and photograph!

 

On that note I ask, what do YOU eat after you’ve moved?

 

We had pho (of course). Then late night wine induced pizza (which, was the most delicious panago take out I’ve ever had in my life)


An attempt at Pho

Rare beef Pho! Beautiful colours, but not quite there yet.

 

I can’t get enough Vietnamese food. Plus most pho goes for under $7, and affordable amazingly delicious food is generally a good thing.

So I wanted to try and make it. I’ve tried before, and it was kinda..eegh. This time was better, but still not perfect.

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Comfort Pho-od

This title only makes sense sense if you pronounce pho correctly, “fuh”. Otherwise, I guess it’s still creative 😛

 

I LOVE pho. It is by far my favourite comfort food. It may sound blasphemous because it’s not something indulgent and rich, but it is still incredibly comforting and satisfying. I really enjoy how it makes me feel afterwards. No sick full feeling, just warm and happy.

 

We went down to Pho Huang on main today after a breif visit to the monthly comic-con we have here. We eat vietnamese frequently. It’s one of the most accessible fast-foods in the city along side sushi, and is very affordable. We got away for only $20 including an appy and were both stuffed. We didn’t even finish our meals.

 

Spring rolls! Michael says these were the best he's ever had.

Michael's regular go-to. Lemongrass grilled chiken with vermicelli.

and Heaven in a bowl. Rare beef pho. The beef cooks in the hot beef broth. So you get super tender thin slices of beef, oh man.

If you’ve never had pho I recommend you try it. You can get it 100 different ways. With chicken if you’re wary of raw meat. Brisket, tripe, fish balls, just noodles. There is so much variety. A small bowl (what I’ve posted above, which is far from small) goes for about 5$ a bowl at most places.

 

The broth is generally made by simmering beef (and sometimes chicken) bones, oxtails, flank steak, charred onion, and spices, over several hours. The spices vary but usually contain cinnamon, star anise, ginger, onion, cardamom, corander seed, fennel seed, and cloves.

 

There’s always srirachi on the table to add to your soup 🙂 They give you a bowl of sprouts, basil, lime/lemon and chilies to add to your soup, and it will be by far the most satisfying soup you’ve ever had.